Why Are NYPD Cops Setting Up Criminal Checkpoints For Kids Who Are Late to School?

“There are a number of issues, both morally and legally, with these truancy stops. The first question is why kids are stopped at all when they are obviously en route to school? Doesn’t stopping them only make them later for school? Isn’t tardiness something that’s best handled by schools, anyway? And, according to allthingsharlem, there is an officer at every school, so why aren’t in-school officials charged with dealing with this? Lastly, what happens to the data that cops collect from these kids? Is it maintained in some database? Why?”

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