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In Illinois v. Wardlow, the Supreme Court endorsed police stop and frisk. The court held that relying solely on Wardlow fleeing would have been invalid and the evidence seized would have been inadmissible. But the police pointed to the fact that their search of Wardlow occurred in a “high-crime area” and that was good enough for the Supreme Court. Studies have shown there are more “hot spots” as opposed to whole areas in the community. What are your thoughts, even as you look at your own communities? Has the term “high-crime area” become a wild card for increased police use of stop and frisk? 2 paragraphs