Study Links Stop And Frisk To Trauma And Anxiety In Young New York City Men

October 17, 2014 4:36 PM

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A new study suggests that aggressive policing likely has an adverse effect on the mental health of young men in New York City -- particularly young men who are black.

The study, released Thursday by the American Journal of Public Health, appears to show higher rates of feelings of stress, anxiety and trauma in young men who experienced multiple or intrusive stop and frisk encounters with police than among young men who had fewer or no such encounters.

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