You read right ..so says the Police Commissioner of New York City. It’s downright disgusting to see the lengths they’ll go to in order to defend the profoundly RACIST policy of STOP AND FRISK.
Hat tip-Miranda at POU
By Azi Paybarah
7:43 am May. 2, 2013
In an interview on ABC’s “Nightline” last night, NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly elaborated on a point Mayor Michael Bloomberg made in a speech this week, about the racial breakdown of stop-and-frisks conducted by city police officers
Bloomberg said NYPD critics are unfairly compare the number of black and Latino men stopped to the number of black and Latino men in the general population, whereas they should be comparing the numbers of stops to the descriptions of suspects.
Kelly, in his interview, said that if you use that methodology, “African-Americans are being understopped.”
A year ago, Kelly went even further, telling reporters people in “communities of color” actually “want more” stop-and-frisks.
That kind of rhetoric will effectively require a response from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is the only Democratic mayoral candidate who wants Kelly to stay on as commissioner and also wants the department to make fewer stops.
And WHY does the Police Commissioner utter such nonsense without impunity?
Because, this is what his damn boss is saying.
By Aviva Shen on Apr 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm
On Tuesday morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NY) launched an impassioned defense of the New York Police Department, which sparked outrage for spying on Muslims and aggressively targeting minorities in their stop-and-frisk program. Bloomberg attacked a bill that would make it easier for stop-and-frisk victims to sue the police and one that would appoint an Inspector General to oversee the NYPD’s counterterrorism operations and penalize officers for using racial profiling.
The mayor warned that the bills’ scrutiny on police would make the city less safe, invoking the Boston bombing, the September 11 attacks, and gun violence. The installation of an Inspector General, Bloomberg claimed, could make intelligence gathering agencies “less willing to share information” if they knew it could be seen by the City Council. “Passing any legislation that undermines our counterterrorism capabilities would be the height of irresponsibility. God forbid terrorists succeed in striking our city because of a politically driven law that undermines the NYPD’s intelligence gathering efforts.”
let me repeat it
2% of the time they got weapons in stop and frisk.
and who the hell is Bloomberg kidding when he invokes the Boston Bombing.
The police wouldn’t have said shyt to the WHITE BOY TERRORISTS FROM BOSTON if they had landed in NYC
Because they’re too busy harassing and violating the civil rights of Black and Brown men.