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If you've dreamed of walking free of sexual harassment, you will understand why it's time to end stop-and-frisk policing.
Introduction; Part I. Bye, Bye Bill of Rights: 1. Waive your rights: that's how stops and frisks were meant to work; 2. The most dangerous right: walking away from an officer; 3. Consenting to searches: what we can learn from feminist critiques of sexual assault laws; 4. Punishing disrespect: no free speech allowed here; 5. Beyond Miranda's reach: how stop-and-frisk undermines the right to silence; Part II. The Fallout: 6. The frisk: 'injuries to manhood' and to womanhood; 7. Invisible scars: Terry's psychological toll; 8. High court camouflage: how the Supreme Court hides police aggression and racial animus.
Josephine Ross is a professor of law at Howard University School of Law, Washington DC. She was a public defender in Massachusetts for seven years, then served as an interim executive director of Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders before beginning a teaching career at Boston College Law School. She has published numerous law review articles, first on marriage equality and then on topics involving criminal (in)justice. For two decades, she supervised law students in the criminal trial courts of Boston and Washington, DC.