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If the NYPD & Mayor Bloomberg wanted to take weapons off the streets, they would target white people.
- are the largest racial group in NYC making up 1/3 (33%) of the cities population. Latino’s make up 28.6% and Blacks make up 25.5%, 54.1% together.
- make up 10.5% of stop and frisks compared to blacks and latinos who make up 86% of stops together or 54% and 32% respectively.
- are more than twice than likely to be found with a weapon (3.8%) compared to blacks and latino’s (1.8%) who make up 86% of stops/frisks.
This is undeniable truth that racial profiling triumphs logic and statistics when it comes to the NYPD.
“By the end of Mayor Bloomberg's administration, the number of blacks and latinos stopped by the NYPD will exceed the population of black and latino people living in NYC. The number of stops involving young black men in 2011 (168,124) exceed the city’s population of young black men (158,406). 90% of them were innocent (were not arrested or given a summons) yet accounted for 41.6% of the stops despite making up only 4.7 of NYC. Since Bloomberg took office, stop and frisks increased 600%. This March the NYPD CONDUCTED THEIR 5 MILLIONTH STOP AND FRISK. The number is truly staggering when you consider that the population of NYC is 8.3 million. In comparison, the population of Los Angeles, America's second largest city, is only 3.8 million. Out of those 5,000,000 stop and frisk encounters, 4.4 million or 88% were innocent (were not arrested or given a summons) and 86% were Latino or Black. In Brownsville, Brooklyn, where over 96% of the residents are black or latino, 93 out of 100 residents were stopped by the NYPD. Probably the most enraging fact about the stop and frisk method is that it has revealed that WHITES ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO BE FOUND WITH A WEAPON THAN BLACKS/LATINO'S. Only 1.9 percent of frisks in 2011 turned up weapons and interestingly, according to the NYCLU, "a weapon was found in only 1.8 percent of blacks and Latinos frisked, as compared to a weapon being found in 3.8 percent of whites frisked.”—
The most enraging facts about Bloomberg’s/NYPD’s Stop And Frisk method.