Shocking…or is it?
The NYPD has released a 2011 report on its controversial stop-and-frisk procedure that breaks down the numbers by city precinct…and by race. And the statistics show that mostly ALL of those stopped and frisked were either black or Hispanic.
More than 31,000 people were stopped, 97 percent of them either black or Hispanic.
The 73 Precinct, covering Brownsville in Brooklyn, was the next highest with 25,167 stops. About 98 percent involved minorities.
In Queens, the 115th Precinct — which includes East Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights — ranked third with 18,156 stops. Nearly 93 percent of those involved minorities, the figures show.
The 40th Precinct in The Bronx, which covers Mott Haven and Melrose, racked up the next highest number — 17,690 — with 98.5 percent of them involving minorities.
And at No. 5 was the 90th Precinct in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where there were 17,566 stops, with 88.6 percent involving minorities.
Though the New York Civil Liberties Union urged the NYPD to release the statistics earlier, claiming they showed a pattern of racial profiling, the department conceded only just recently and denied the allegations.
The number one reason for stop-and-frisks that year were possible weapons possession, though it is unclear how many of those resulted in arrests.
Hmmm…is there some racial profiling going on here, or is that just how the cookie crumbles?
SOURCE: NY Post