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NYPD Data Proves White People Are More Likely To Possess Drugs Or A Weapon Than Racial Minorities When Stopped, Yet 84% of Stop & Frisk Victims Are Black/Latino
During the just-concluded trial on the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, the city argued that officers’ disproportionate targeting of black and Latino New Yorkers was not due to racial profiling but because each stopped individual was doing something suspicious at the time. The data, however, tells a different story: weapons and drugs were more often found on white New Yorkers during stops than on minorities, according to the Public Advocate’s analysis of the NYPD’s 2012 statistics.
White New Yorkers make up a small minority of stop-and-frisks, which were 84 percent black and Latino residents. Despite this much higher number of minorities deemed suspicious by police, the likelihood that stopping an African American would find a weapon was half the likelihood of finding one on a white person.
• The likelihood a stop of an African American New Yorker yielded a weapon was half that of white New Yorkers stopped. The NYPD uncovered a weapon in one out every 49 stops of white New Yorkers. By contrast, it took the Department 71 stops of Latinos and 93 stops of African Americans to find a weapon.
• The likelihood a stop of an African American New Yorker yielded contraband was one-third less than that of white New Yorkers stopped. The NYPD uncovered contraband in one out every 43 stops of white New Yorkers. By contrast, it took the Department 57 stops of Latinos and 61 stops of African Americans to find contraband.
It’s unlikely that the appropriate lesson to take from these findings is that stops of white people should increase because they are more likely to carry weapons and drugs. Rather, they suggest that police are excessively targeting minorities. Officers may be netting more successful stops of white New Yorkers because they are only likely to stop a white person when they actually suspect that person of committing a crime. Considering one officer’s testimony that superiors explicitly directed him to target young black men, minorities are judged by a much more flexible definition of “reasonable suspicion.”
In general, stop-and-frisk has proven to be remarkably ineffective; nearly 89 percent of all stops result in no charges. The city has also had to settle a surging number of civil rights lawsuits against police to the tune of $22 million in one year.
i dont think….um
reblogging again because i love this
bitches need to not look down on strippers
When people correct me every time I say ‘I’m a stripper’ and they’re like ‘no, you’re and exotic dancer’… I quite calmly tell them I’m pretentious enough and I’m proud of what I do, by not calling it stripping, I’m implying there’s something wrong in that and their isn’t.YES. YES. And YES. This happen to me this past week guys like you’re a dancer I’m like no ballerinas are dancers, I’m a stripper and I’m completely okay with that. Guy continues to argue -.-
Yeah it’s very annoying when they say “No, don’t call yourself a stripper!” I’m like bitch, I will call myself whatever the fuck I want.
If you don’t get this reference, you’re too young for tumblr.
are you fucking kidding me pixar puts out a movie ever year a baby would get this reference
it’s not pixar it’s a reference to that time in 1994 when lamps became sentient humanoids
many were lost that day
It was a grim day for mankind. My parents took refuge in a cave and thus saved us from certain death; we lived close to a lamp factory at the time and the surrounding region was utterly devastated in the conflict.
My brother fought one off using only an egg whisk and a pogo stick.
Only 90s kids remember the Lampocalypse
My father still has the scars from where one stole his kidney
I was at Home Depot on that fateful day. My favorite part of going to Home Depot when I was a kid was seeing all the different lamps. Not anymore. Not anymore.
Israeli troops (in the background) and Palestine protesters, whose thrown stones can be seen strewn across the street, briefly pause from their fighting in the shuafat refugee camp to allow an unfazed Palestinian girl to walks to school. March 17, 2010. Photo Ammar Awad.
Isn’t weird how we will stop everything for a child. It’s a shame the world is full of adults. Maybe we should never grow up