This is a crazy statistic: more young black men were stopped and frisked by New York police than actually live in New York City.
Over 168,000 black men aged 14-24 were stopped in New York in 2011, while only 158,406 live there, according to a report from the New York Civil Liberties Union.
The stop-and-frisk program allows cops to stop anyone they see in a high crime area, or during a high crime time of day. 87% of those stopped last year were black or Latino.
NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the stop-and-frisk strategy allows police to recover illegal guns. But gun-recovery isn't happening at a stunningly impressive rate: fewer than 1% of stops involve recovering a weapon.
NYPD spokesman Paul Browne defended the program on the grounds that most of the lives it saves are those of young men of color. He pointed out, "last year 96% of all shooting victims in New York were black or Hispanic, as were over 90% of murder victims."
From stats the Commish gave , sounds like they are fishing where the fish are. I'm also not sure how faith I have in NY CPU stats as they are famous for cherry picking their numbers. Show me that police are actively ignoring whites in those same neighborhoods and I would say we have a problem. Call me cynical but I can't help but wonder if this kind of story is still part of the left media agenda to stir up voters over social issues to redefine the campaign. First gays, now race, next the war on women. Especially since Obama doesn't want to run on the economy or his 5 trillion addition to the deficit or that his unconstitutional health care plan that foes not have public majority support in the swing states and will only add to the deduct, so I guess we're going with racism, sexism, and class warfare. Great, so if he can't reinvent America, he can at least tear it apart.