Skip to comments.Mayor Bloomberg on Stop-and-Frisk: ‘Disproportionately Stop Whites Too Much, Minorities Too Little’
Posted on 06/28/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT by Olog-hai
On the defense after the City Council passed a pair of bills designed to curb the NYPDs controversial stop-and-frisk tactic and other alleged abuses, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that his critics had it backwards when they accuse the police of stopping too many black and Latino men. In fact, he bluntly declared the opposite to be true if viewed through a lens of who commits murders.
I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little, Mr. Bloomberg argued during his Friday morning WOR radio show with John Gambling. Its exactly the reverse of what they say. I dont know where they went to school, but they certainly didnt take a math course. Or a logic course.
Mr. Bloomberg, repeating a line similar to one Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has used before, was contending that the NYPDs stops should be compared to the racial breakdown of murder suspects, not the the citys overall demographics.
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Bloomberg is (1) a billionaire, (2) not running for re-election.
Therefore, he may speak the truth if he wishes.
Regardless of what the ratio of blacks to whites is how is this even remotely legal? Where is the ACLU? How has this been allowed to continue for so long?
The police stop and frisk people at random? Really?
Bloomberg is a complete fascist.
Do you honestly not know what a Terry stop is?
I wonder what the breakdown in terms of race, religion, sex, etc. is at airports for patdowns and enhanced searches by the TSA.
A pig finds an acorn.
Fascist idiot speaks the truth and steps in it. Now he’ll get the sodomization he richly deserves from his lib buddies in the MSM, albeit for the wrong reasons.
Even a blind squirrel....
using that logic. women should be about 55%of the stops
I remember that going on back in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s....I left Fun City in 02.
Doomberg is an idiot and Obama sockpuppet. And, as a means of not being accused of profiling minorities, his cops are profiling whites!!
Either way, New Yorkers are being profiled and I would think that, in a city of 80 bazillion people, the NYPD would have better things to do!
Is he feeling ok? Amazing statement but absolutely true!
His critics being public defenders who actually see all of the people who are arrested.
More reverse discrimination. Obviously whites need to step up their murder rate. ;-)
who was the ex mayor of NYC that thought Bloomingidiot was a good choice?
Well, a Terry stop does require reasonable suspicion so it isn’t completely random.
“Do you honestly not know what a Terry stop is?”
You apparently don’t.
The mayor was referring to statistics showing that a majority of serious crimes in the city are carried out by young men of color.
Eighty seven percent of all stops last year were for blacks or latinos, who constituted 90 percent of murder suspects, according to city stats. Only nine percent of stops were for white people, who made up 7 percent of all murder suspects.
“People say, well you know, cops shouldn't be stopping so many of any one group,” he said. “The cops' job is to stop so many of groups fitting the description. It's society's job to make sure that no one group is disproportionately represented as potential perpetrators.
"That's not the test. The test is are you stopping a disproportionate percentage of people who fit the description that witnesses or victims have come up with of crimes that have been committed."
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