6 episodes

Gun violence in Philadelphia has reached a boiling point. Politicians, police and community members are searching for ways to curb the staggering statistics. City Council President Darrell Clarke proposed Stop and Frisk as a potential solution in the summer of 2022. Could beefing up this controversial police tactic help keep Philly safe? Stop and Frisk: Revisit or Resist explores diverse perspectives and solutions to the city's gun violence crisis . The five-episode podcast is a production of WHYY News and Temple University’s Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting.

Stop and Frisk: Revisit or Resist WHYY

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    • 4.1 • 21 Ratings

Gun violence in Philadelphia has reached a boiling point. Politicians, police and community members are searching for ways to curb the staggering statistics. City Council President Darrell Clarke proposed Stop and Frisk as a potential solution in the summer of 2022. Could beefing up this controversial police tactic help keep Philly safe? Stop and Frisk: Revisit or Resist explores diverse perspectives and solutions to the city's gun violence crisis . The five-episode podcast is a production of WHYY News and Temple University’s Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting.

    How did we get here?

    How did we get here?

    Stop and frisk, the controversial policing method, has been a point of discussion for Philadelphia community members impacted by violence. Some want to see it visibly enforced and others are against it. The history of stop and frisk in Philly has been dark. Far too often it has been used as a tool of racial profiling. But as the incidents of gun violence skyrocket, stronger enforcement of the dubious tactic is being floated as a potential solution.

    • 27 min
    The targets

    The targets

    Some Philadelphians are feeling desperate for a solution to gun violence, even if it is potentially harmful. A more visible stop and frisk policing method is being debated as gun violence soars in the City of Brotherly Love. The people most likely to be stopped and frisked are young Black men. Learn why these targets don’t support it.

    • 25 min
    The police

    The police

    Sgt. Michael Spicer patrols Kensington’s distressed streets. Central to the question of solving Philadelphia’s gun violence crisis is the role that law enforcement should play in the most affected neighborhoods. The city allocatesmore funding toward policing every year, but the homicide numbers don’t budge. Spicer explains why Black men are targeted for stops and why stop and frisk is complicated.

    • 30 min
    Political will

    Political will

    Stop and frisk is a divisive topic in Philadelphia, with political implications. Gun violence and public safety are bound to be central campaign topics in the upcoming 2023 mayoral election, and candidates are already talking about policing practices. Former Mayor Michael Nutter explains why he supports stop and frisk, and current mayoral candidates share their perspectives on public safety. Meanwhile, residents, including children, continue to take to the streets to decry the lack of coordination between the Philadelphia Police Department, City Hall, the District Attorney’s Office, and community organizations tackling the crisis.

    • 31 min
    What happens next

    What happens next

    In Episode 5 of “Stop and Frisk: Revisit or Resist,” a podcast produced by WHYY and Temple University’s Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting, WHYY gun violence prevention reporter Sam Searles and Temple University student Kole Long host a panel of concerned community members.

    • 41 min
    Trailer: Stop and Frisk: Revisit or Resist

    Trailer: Stop and Frisk: Revisit or Resist

    Stop and Frisk: Revisit or Resist explores this controversial policing method and solutions to Philadelphia’s gun violence crisis. Launch date is Nov. 15, 2022.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

TrackerNeil ,

Very like other WHYY podcasts

Some things of interest, but, as always, a very woke point of view. Informative for sure, but not anywhere near comprehensive.

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