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NYPD Stop/Frisk. 90% Black or Hispanic

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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The question is, if nothing is amiss, why did they fight the release of these figures?

NYPD releases 2011 stop-frisk figures, nearly 90 percent stopped were black or Hispanic
Published February 05, 2013
Associated Press
NEW YORK – The NYPD has released a report that breaks down its controversial stop and frisk policy by precinct and race.
The 2011 figures show nearly 90 percent of those stopped for "reasonable suspicion" were black or Hispanic. Together, the two groups comprise less than 53 percent of the city's population.
Brooklyn's 75th precinct, covering East New York and Cypress Hills, had the most stops. Ninety-seven percent of the more than 31,000 people stopped were black or Hispanic.
The figures show a total of 685,724 people were detained in 2011.
The New York Civil Liberties Union fought for the release of the figures last year.
NYPD spokesman Paul Browne tells the Daily News charges of racial profiling were unfair. He says there are more stops in some precincts because they have more crime.
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Citygirlk
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Bump.

LuvmyAiden
by Silver Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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The neighborhoods with these populations had more crime therefore they are patroled more and had more stops. These neighborhoods likely had the most felony arrests as well. Cops patrol the areas they are most likely to be needed and they also spend more time in bad neighborhoods looking for those with warrants out as well. If your neighborhood has high crime there will be more stops there, period. Maybe it's time for these communities to address these issues instead of screaming discrimination at the cops who are trying to end the violence on their streets.

brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:02 AM


This would be true if those communities were only black or hispanic. But they are not.

Just because there is a group of black or hispanic people committing the majority of crimes (If that is the case it maybe) doesn't mean it is okay to stop and frisk thousands of innocent black or hispanic people.


Quoting LuvmyAiden:

The neighborhoods with these populations had more crime therefore they are patroled more and had more stops. These neighborhoods likely had the most felony arrests as well. Cops patrol the areas they are most likely to be needed and they also spend more time in bad neighborhoods looking for those with warrants out as well. If your neighborhood has high crime there will be more stops there, period. Maybe it's time for these communities to address these issues instead of screaming discrimination at the cops who are trying to end the violence on their streets.



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krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Awesome.

smalltowngal
by Platinum Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 11:37 AM

I would think it starts a cycle too. If you're always being treated like a criminal, you would more likely become a criminal. I can't imagine growing up where those in authority assume the worst in you. 

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