Mayor Bloomberg says NYPD Stops White People Too Much

Posted By Levi

July 2nd, 2013 6:36pm

Category: Justice

In defending New York City’s controversial policy of stop and frisk by the NYPD, Mayor Bloomberg said last Friday that the police disproportionately stopped too many white people.

“Stop and frisk “ is a policy by which  New York City police officers stop people they deem suspicious, to question them and, if there is adequate reason to suspect illegal activities, to pat them down for things like drugs and weapons.

According to the Mayor:

“One newspaper and one news service, they just keep saying, ‘Oh, it’s a disproportionate percentage of a particular ethnic group.’ That may be. But it’s not a disproportionate percentage of those who witnesses and victims describe as committing the murders,” Bloomberg said.

“In that case, incidentally, I think, we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little,” the mayor said. “It’s exactly the reverse of what they’re saying. I don’t know where they went to school, but they certainly didn’t take a math course, or a logic course.”

They may not have taken a math course, but I don’t think you need much math to explain this:

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