John Oliver: ‘Stop and frisk’ like catch and release fishing — but all the fish are brown

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 0:31 EDT
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Tuesday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver ripped into New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy, which allows police officers to detain and search anyone they suspect of a crime. Oliver noted the vast amount of people subjected to stop-and-frisks were black or Hispanic. Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams — reporting from “the crime-ridden neighborhood” of Wall Street — mockingly said that police needed to start randomly stopping people with tailored suits and slicked back hair to prevent another financial crisis.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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