Would there be an end to the way cops stop, question, and frisk people on the street?
It should be said the same logic drives the racial profiling behind policies such as “stop and frisk.”
“Whether you look at CompStat or you talk about ‘stop and frisk,’ it comes down to the same thing,” he says.
1510s, "to dance, frolic," from Middle English frisk "lively" (mid-15c.), from Middle French frisque "lively, brisk," from Old French frisque "fresh, new; merry, animated" (13c.), possibly from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch vrisch "fresh," Old High German frisc "lively;" see fresh (adj.1)). Sense of "pat down in a search" first recorded 1781. Related: Frisked; frisking. As a noun from 1520s.
: They did a quick frisk and let him go