Michael Bloomberg is the Left's Joe Arpaio. He is as likely to disregard the constitution to create an image of law and order or as he calls it "keeping crime off the street." The stop and frisk searches might be based more upon targeted enforcement in high crime areas rather than overt racial bias, but does nothing to make them any less morally repugnant or unconstitutional. The cops are searching people with no probable cause besides being in the wrong neighborhood. The "public display" arrests are nothing but entrapment, because the cops make people remove the pot from their persons. This kind of abuse has been fueled by incentives from Bloomberg's government, but as long as it's "for the children," Bloomberg will try to do whatever he wants, no matter how paternalistic or stupid.