http://www.nyclu.org/stopandfriskIn the first three months of 2012, New Yorkers were stopped by the police 203,500 times
181,457 were totally innocent (89 percent).
108,097 were black (54 percent).
69,043 were Latino (33 percent).
18,387 were white (9 percent).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City#DemographicsIn 2006, demographers estimated that New York's population will reach between 9.2 and 9.5 million by 2030. The city's population in 2010 was 44% white (33.3% non-Hispanic white), 25.5% black (23% non-Hispanic black), and 12.7% Asian. Hispanics of any race represented 28.6% of the population,
The people who defend it argue that blacks have higher rates of crime than all other groups. They also argue that black people commit the most gun crimes and that gun violence is largely o black people problem.
Oh and I bet you are thinking "Why are you making a thread about something that has been in practice since 2002, Macbeth?!". I am posting this because
http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2012/07/2 … francisco/San Francisco may seem like the last place in the world to enact something as anathema to civil rights advocates as "stop-and-frisk," a controversial policing tactic that allows officers to detain and search individuals for weapons whom they consider to be suspicious.
And Mayor Ed Lee has weathered a storm of criticism since throwing out the idea in a June 27 conference with the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board. But Lee hasn't dropped the idea. On Monday he said some kind of aggressive new policing could help avert shootings like the July 20 theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado.
So what do you think, bf2s? Me? I think this is just terrible.