Originally Posted by 32green
You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.
You like statistics? How about the fact that 96% of shooting victims in NYC are Black or Latino?
Where should the police concentrate their efforts? Retreat to the white neighborhoods and "hold the fort" whilst minorities kill eachother?
It would certainly be safer for all these dumb cops who risk their lives for people who hate them.
Also, do you also realize that stop and frisk is not an NYPD "policy" but a practise authorized by the CPL of NYS?
140.50 Temporary questioning of persons in public places; search for
1. In addition to the authority provided by this article for making an
arrest without a warrant, a police officer may stop a person in a public
place located within the geographical area of such officer's employment
when he reasonably suspects that such person is committing, has
committed or is about to commit either (a) a felony or (b) a misdemeanor
defined in the penal law, and may demand of him his name, address and an
explanation of his conduct.
2. Any person who is a peace officer and who provides security
services for any court of the unified court system may stop a person in
or about the courthouse to which he is assigned when he reasonably
suspects that such person is committing, has committed or is about to
commit either (a) a felony or (b) a misdemeanor defined in the penal
law, and may demand of him his name, address and an explanation of his
3. When upon stopping a person under circumstances prescribed in
subdivisions one and two a police officer or court officer, as the case
may be, reasonably suspects that he is in danger of physical injury, he
may search such person for a deadly weapon or any instrument, article or
substance readily capable of causing serious physical injury and of a
sort not ordinarily carried in public places by law-abiding persons. If
he finds such a weapon or instrument, or any other property possession
of which he reasonably believes may constitute the commission of a
crime, he may take it and keep it until the completion of the
questioning, at which time he shall either return it, if lawfully
possessed, or arrest such person.
Not every stop leads to a frisk and not every frisk leads to a weapon.
If an arrest is made, the Cops have to articulate their actions based upon the above statute, if they dont the DA will decline to prosecute.
Do cops go out into the streets in high crime neighborhoods with the provisions of this statute in mind and stop as many people as they can in an effort to locate guns? Yep.
Are high crime hoods in NYC typically minority? Yes!
Is the fact that more minorities get stopped a sign of racism? No
Unless you are a pandering race-baiter hiding behind the Constitution to spew your venom for LE.
Cops go where the crime is.
No matter where the practice comes from, it is racist in the way it is implemented.
I don't need to hide behind the Constitution or the Bill Of Rights. They are there for my protection from the tyranny of the state.
Racism is wrong particularly when it violates the Constitution and the Bill Of Rights