Today the New York Civil Liberties Union
came out with their analysis of 2011 Stop-and-Frisks, using the numbers from NYPD's database. It's no surprise that it reveals stop-and-frisks as an ineffectual racially biased practice.
According to the numbers:
- In 33 of 76 precincts black and Latino people accounted for more than 90 percent of stops
- The number of stops of young black men exceeded the entire city population of young black men (168,126 as compared to 158,406)
- Of the 685,724 stops 605,328 were of people who had engaged in no unlawful behavior.
- And on a lighter note, 55,063 people were stopped for possessing a "suspicious bulge"
Obviously the practice of stop-and-frisk is bullshit and rights-infringing. Maybe it's time for the NYPD to stop fishing and trying some actual "police work"
The complete NYCLU findings can be seen HERE