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Let It Rip Weekend: Stop and Frisk & A Wayne County - Detroit Merger

Let It Rip Weekend: Stop and Frisk & A Wayne County - Detroit Merger

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The NYPD practice of stop and frisk has been ruled unconstitutional by a Federal judge.  But Detroit Police say they've been doing it for years and have no intention of stopping.  So is it a racist tactic or does it save lives?  Mark Fancher with the ACLU says it's a flagrant violation of the Constitution.  But State Senator Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) says it's been successful in fighting crime and should continue.  Meanwhile, Fox 2 Photojournalist Joe Harris is torn about it.  He's been profiled in the past, but also sees how tough policing can be affective.

Also political commentator and radio show host Jack Lessenberry thinks it's time that Detroit and Wayne County think about merging.  He says it's worked in places like Nashville and Indianapolis.  It may just fix the budget woes and corruption issues both municipalities have experience over the last decade.  But Wayne County Commissioner Laura Cox is skeptical about what that joint venture would look like and what would happen to successful communities like Livonia and Grosse Pointe.

And in our third segment, Jack Lessenberry and Laura Cox stick around to talk about the political fallout of the Wayne County Jail boondoggle and if anyone should go to jail over the jail.

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