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September 30, 2013
Your recent article clearly pointed out why homicides and shootings are on a rise in Baltimore City ( "Baltimore Police ditch 'stop and frisk' in name but not practice," Sept. 30). When managers want to be politically correct, it is a show of no confidence in their positions. When the police stop and frisk 422 people in a year's time, that equates to 1.15 people per day. There are nine precincts in the city, which means the corner boys are slinging their dope without a fear of the police.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
With Baltimore police taking (and accepting) flak recently for failing to track and analyze its officers' use of the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic, another agency has the data and isn't doing much with it, either. State law requires police agencies to forward a copy of every stop-and-frisk report to the Maryland State Police, which receives them at irregular intervals and does not sort them or enter them into a database. The agency keeps the reports for one year before tossing them, said spokeswoman Elena Wendell-Russo.
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NEWS
March 26, 2006
On March 23, 2006 HELEN ESTHER, loving sister of Eric F. Frisk, dear aunt of Nancy L. Frisk & Marjorie E. Frisk, great aunt of Karl-Erik Frisk. Donations may be made in her memory to The Maryland SPCA Development Office, 3300 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2013
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday he is in "strong agreement" with concerns raised by the ACLU over how his agency tracks its officers' interactions with citizens. The civil liberties group released department data that showed officers had made 123,000 citizen stops last year, resulting in 494 searches and yielding nine guns and one knife. Police could not provide any audits or memos regarding oversight of "stop and frisk" searches, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland said the data was so implausible that it "suggests a lack of supervision and accountability.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
Baltimore police say they stopped residents 123,000 times last year but found only nine handguns - a figure civil rights advocates say is so implausible that it raises questions about whether the agency is actually monitoring the conduct of officers on the streets. "I think what's become apparent is that the department can make no credible assertion at this point about how they are using stop and frisk or what it accomplishes," said Sonia Kumar, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.
NEWS
November 24, 2004
On November 23, 2004, LUCIA K.(nee Kibby) beloved wife of Eric F. Frisk; devoted mother of Nancy L. Frisk-Millner and Marjorie E. Frisk; loving grandmother of Karl-Eric K. Frisk, Rachael Bawgus, Mary, Elizabeth and Rebecca Millner and two great-grandchilden; sister of Richard K. Kibby and sister-in-law of Helen Frisk. Friends may call at THE JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME P.A., 8521 Loch Raven Boulevard (beltway exit 29B) on Friday, from 6 to 8 P.M., where family and friends are invited to attend services on Saturday, at 12 Noon.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 30, 2011
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated... " - Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Just in case you forgot. There has been, after all, an appalling amount of forgetting where that amendment is concerned. And New York City has become the epicenter of the amnesia. Yes, the "stop and frisk" policy of questioning and searching people a cop finds suspicious is used elsewhere as well.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | February 3, 1997
HALLANDALE, Fla. -- The road to the Kentucky Derby, as it often does this time every year, yesterday became a journey through the heart of darkness.Here at Gulfstream Park, a 105-1 unknown named Frisk Me Now knocked off early Derby favorites Confide and Ordway in the $100,000, seven-furlong Danka Hutcheson Stakes.On the West Coast at Santa Anita Park, Boston Harbor, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, faded to fourth in the $100,000 1 1/16-mile Santa Catalina Stakes. No Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner has ever won the Kentucky Derby.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1997
Police may frisk a suspect for weapons but may go no further if they come up empty-handed, Maryland's highest court ruled yesterday.By a 4-3 vote, the Court of Appeals ruled that Baltimore police Officer Sean White went too far when he lifted a suspect's shirt out of his waistband after frisking him for weapons and that the cocaine that fell to the ground could not be used as evidence."
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 29, 2000
WASHINGTON -- A unanimous Supreme Court barred police yesterday from stopping and frisking someone to look for a gun based solely on an anonymous tip that the person has a weapon. Before officers may accost someone after receiving such a tip, the court said, they must have information to show that the tip or the tipster is reliable and that the subject of the tip is doing something illegal. The court refused to create what it called a "firearms exception" to the constitutional limit on police searches -- an exception that would allow officers to use every tip about gun possession to justify a stop and frisk.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
Out of more than 120,000 documented citizen stops by Baltimore Police last year, only 494 resulted in a search and just nine guns were recovered, according to data the agency released to the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. The data offers a snapshot of police enforcement on the city streets, though the ACLU said it raises more questions than it answers and on Tuesday called on the department to keep better track of how much officers conduct "stop and frisks. " "Everything about the BPD's response - and lack thereof - to the ACLU's request for public records demonstrates that the BPD has completely failed to supervise how officers deploy 'stop-and-frisk- tactics against Baltimore residents, despite complaints about abuse of the tactic stretching back over a decade," the ACLU said in a statement.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
Baltimore police say they stopped residents 123,000 times last year but found only nine handguns - a figure civil rights advocates say is so implausible that it raises questions about whether the agency is actually monitoring the conduct of officers on the streets. "I think what's become apparent is that the department can make no credible assertion at this point about how they are using stop and frisk or what it accomplishes," said Sonia Kumar, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2013
At a recent news conference, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts pledged that his department would responsibly use the controversial tactic known until recently as "stop and frisk. " As an example to the public and his officers, he described making such a stop himself. But experts say Batts' example — he said at the time that he searched somebody based on a tip that the person was a hit man for the Black Guerrilla Family gang — may not meet the standards for such stops.
NEWS
September 30, 2013
Your recent article clearly pointed out why homicides and shootings are on a rise in Baltimore City ( "Baltimore Police ditch 'stop and frisk' in name but not practice," Sept. 30). When managers want to be politically correct, it is a show of no confidence in their positions. When the police stop and frisk 422 people in a year's time, that equates to 1.15 people per day. There are nine precincts in the city, which means the corner boys are slinging their dope without a fear of the police.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2013
Baltimore police officers will be retrained on when to use the controversial "stop-and-frisk" tactic, Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Thursday, after a civil liberties group criticized the department's decision to change the name of the tactic. "I want our officers to know we don't just randomly stop people without cause, without a reason," Batts told reporters in Northeast Baltimore, where he said he and his aides recently performed a stop-and-frisk on a suspected gang hit man and explained to him why they were doing it. When officers simply jump out of their cars and pat people down, Batts said, "that's unacceptable.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun and By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
Baltimore Police are doing away with use of the term “stop and frisk,” though officers will continue to be able to use the controversial search tactic. Baltimore's Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said that national controversy over the New York Police Department's heavy use of the practice has led to a negative connotation from which police must distance themselves. “Anybody in any department that would keep that name, in my opinion, would be remiss,” Rodriguez said in a recent interview.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1997
A morning workout today will determine Frisk Me Now's Preakness status after the colt underwent a coughing spell yesterday.Frisk Me Now woke up coughing "about five or six times," trainer pTC Bob Durso said. "It wasn't a lot, but it is unusual for him to be doing that. He's not running a temperature."The son of Mr. Frisky ate well, jogged a mile on the track and galloped for 1 1/4 miles under regular exercise rider Luis Cabajal and did not experience the problem again.He was then examined with an arthroscope and Durso reported "he was perfectly clean, not even any redness or irritation.
NEWS
By GUS G. SENTEMENTES and GUS G. SENTEMENTES,SUN REPORTER | November 17, 2005
Mayor Martin O'Malley said yesterday that he supported the city Police Department's stepped-up use of stopping and frisking people to reduce violent crime, but he called for improved record-keeping and training to better monitor a tactic that has been criticized as a violation of citizens' rights. O'Malley said police need to comply with state law, which requires that a report on each stop and frisk be sent to the Maryland State Police as a way of ensuring the stops can be legally justified.
NEWS
September 5, 2013
In response to Dan Rodricks ' recent column on New York's "stop-and-frisk" policing policies, I have one suggestion: Move to North Korea or Iran. Once there, you can eagerly support their lack of constitutional rights ( "We want your guns, not your drugs," Aug. 31). Mr. Rodricks claims that "the Constitution sometimes gets in the way of sweeping police practices believed intuitively to be effective. Baltimore police will need to balance aggressive gun enforcement in the shadow of the New York ruling, should it survive appeals.
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