If You Thought Stop-And-Frisk Was Bad, You Should Know About Jump-Outs


Think Progress has the article If You Thought Stop-And-Frisk Was Bad, You Should Know About Jump-Outs.

What Hadieh described is what many Washington, D.C. residents call a jump-out, so named because of the element of shock and surprise when multiple officers unexpectedly jump out of an unmarked car toward pedestrians. The tactic has gotten very little public attention, but it is for many black residents the mark of policing problems in the nation’s capital: militaristic, seemingly arbitrary, and reeking of racial disparity.

If you are white, like me, and have not heard this term before, read the article.  Then think what your life would be like if this happened to you multiple times per week.  Would this bother you at all?

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