Miami Gardens’ Stop and Frisk Dragnet: Kids and Elderly

The Miami Gardens, Florida “stop and frisk” style policy may be “unparalleled” in the U.S.

According to an investigative report by Fusion, in the summer of 2010, a young black man was stopped and questioned by police on the streets of Miami Gardens.

According to the report filled out by the officer, he was “wearing gray sweatpants, a red hoodie and black gloves” giving the police ‘just cause’ to question him. In the report, he was labeled a ‘suspicious person.’ He was an 11-year-old boy on his way to football practice.”

Fusion found that 56,922 people were stopped and questioned by Miami Gardens Police Department between 2008 and 2013. That’s the equivalent of more than half of the city’s population.

Not one of them was arrested.

See the entire investigative report on


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