I’m sick and tired reading about racial profiling by the NYC Police Department’s use of stop and frisk. The purpose of the stop and frisk policy is to stop and question individuals matching descriptions of people who committed violent crimes. Since the policy has been put into place in 2002 there have been 819 guns taken off the streets.
The NYCLU and other groups complain that most people stopped by police officers are Black and Hispanic. Here’s a common sense news flash! Black and Hispanics make up a little over 50% of the New York City population but make up over 94% arrested for firearm possession. In fact Black and Hispanics commit well over 90% of all felony crimes in New York City.
Could it possibly be that since Black and Hispanics make up over 90% of criminal suspects that Black and Hispanics would be stopped and frisked more than Whites? Could it possibly be that low income areas are predominantly populated by Black and Hispanics were most of the crimes are committed? Of course, it’s COMMON SENSE!!!!
Bottom line is that we have an influx of illegal firearms in New York City and this policy has taken 819 guns off the street. Who knows how many crimes could have been committed with those guns and how many people’s lives have been saved as a result of this “racial” stop and frisk policy.
Don’t agree? Talk to the family of Detective Kevin Herlihy who was shot while chasing a suspect in Harlem. Talk to the family of Officer Kevin Brennan who was shot in the head chasing a suspect. Talk to the family of Officer Peter Figoski who lost his life when he was shot to death in Brooklyn.