Four Years, 52,000 Police Stops In 4 Block Brooklyn Neighborhood

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(Robert Stolarik) An army of officers patrol a Brooklyn neighborhood nightly, stopping and questioning residents.

From NYTimes.com:

When night falls, police officers blanket some eight odd blocks of Brownsville, Brooklyn. Squad cars with flashing lights cruise along the main avenues: Livonia to Powell to Sutter to Rockaway. And again.

On the inner streets, dozens of officers, many fresh out of the police academy, walk in pairs or linger on corners. Others, deeper within the urban grid, navigate a maze of public housing complexes, patrolling the stairwells and hallways.

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