"Do you think stop-and-frisk works to curtail criminal activity?
Region views on police techniques
Tammy Steek, Hobart | "I agree with it. Whatever it takes to protect society at this point. The police are looking for criminal activity; they should be able to."
Debbie Altgilbers, Dyer | "I think it's a violation of your personal rights. If you don't look right, they'll frisk you. I don't think that would do anything."
Karen Thole, Hobart | "No. It's discriminating. Not unless there's a roadblock and they see probable cause. It doesn't matter what race you are."
Diann Ptacek, Hebron | "It probably catches a few criminals. It amplifies the recent profiling, though."
Len Ptacek, Hebron | "If you could substantiate a good reason in high-crime areas, then maybe streach the rules. I could see, though, that there are some offices that would judge people just by appearance."
Shammy Conrad, Valparaiso | "It depends on when it's at the right location, like a high school or something like that. You hate to think that it has to happen, and most of the time people know in advance so it isn't that effective."