Charles: Lester Holt was partially right, but so was Donald Trump. The stop and frisk POLICY of the NYPD, which is based on N.Y. State law codified as 140.50, was ruled to violate the constitution rights of some groups of people because police supervisors were directing patrol officers to use it specifically on blacks and Latinos. This misuse was the basis for declaring the State Law unconstitutional. Nationally, the legality of "stop and frisk" was decided long ago by the Supreme Court Justices in "Terry v. Ohio" and when properly applied, that is when the police can articulate reasonable suspicion that a person is armed and dangerous, they may conduct a frisk defined as a quick pat down of the person's outer clothing to search for dangerous weapons. Stop and frisk still has a valuable place in law when properly used.