NYPD’s Staggering Stop-and-Frisk Stats

FestnahmeNYPDAfter much concern from nonprofit groups like the NY Civil Liberties Union (and public outcry), the NYPD has finally released the numbers of their precinct and racial demographics of all the 2011 stop-and-frisks. Emerging accounts and audio have indicated a high order of racial profiling, and the results of NYPD’s own internal reporting confirms that this bias exists in practice.

via  at Animal New York:

Ninety percent of stops in all of the city were of black and Latino people, and many of the neighborhoods with the most stops are majority black or Hispanic.

Brooklyn’s 75th precinct, covering East New York and Cypress Hills, ranked first, with 31,000 stops. Ninety-seven percent where of blacks and Latinos. In second came BK’s 73rd precinct, covering Brownsville, which logged 25,167 stops, 98 percent of which were against people of color. Queens’s 115th precinct, covering East Elmhurst Corona and Jackson Heights, came in third with 18,156, 93 percent were of blacks and Latinos. And in fourth was the Bronx’s 40th, covering Mott Haven, with 98 percent of stops agains blacks and Latinos.

The department, unsurprisingly, is claiming that no racial profiling is involved. “We’re constantly accused, unfairly, of racism, like we’re looking only to stop minorities,” said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne. “That is not true. Are there more stops in [East New York] than in Riverdale? Yes. Why? Because there is more crime there and because we put more resources into that precinct.”

You’ll recall how last year the Nation reported on a disturbing account of racism during a stop-and-frisk. The recording is a rare capture of an all-too-common practice. The importance of keeping these forces accountable cannot be overstated, as vague laws are interpreted to result in the criminalization and terrorizing of the very people they are sworn to protect.

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  • disqus_UAWJ8IPB8A

    Stop & Frisk needs to stop because it is unconstitutional & a violation of the rights to travel unmolested and free of unlawful search. It’s no surprise that the war on drugs targets minorities, and certainly we need to draw attention to the fact that private for profit prisons are modern day slavery… but we need to make sure it’s clear that these policies are wrong when enforced with racist bias, but also wrong when enforced without prejudice. Even if enforced equally spread over all races, stop & frisk and the entire war on drugs are human rights abuses which need to stop.

  • http://www.zoboprepublic.wordpress.com/ zobop republic

    Let’s face it… Black and Brown people’s live have been criminalized in America for over 100 years.
    It’s Jim Crow 21st cenury by another name. :(

  • f_galton

    It makes sense to target the likely criminals.

    • ewop07

      Spoken like a true Racist Dick!

      • f_galton

        It’s not racist, it’s probability.

        • Breshvic

          It’s poor sampling. In Nazi Germany, Jews and other minorities were the criminals. It’s not because they were the only ones committing crimes. They were specifically criminalized by the government.

          Also, when the policies of the government, corporations and banks keep entire segments of the population poor, and minorities are especially targeted demographics, then it will of course increase crime in their neighborhoods. Poverty (not race) is correlated with crime.

          And when you have a police force more intent on criminalizing behavior and the free movement of people than actually serving or protecting, then you don’t have an unskewed sampling of data. When police are biased against minorities, the numbers do not convey an honest reality.

          • f_galton

            Blacks rape and murder at higher rates than whites. You can verify it with the Department of Justice.

          • Andrew

            Does that include prison statistics?

          • f_galton

            The black incarceration rate is a reflection of their higher crime rate.

          • Andrew

            And what is their higher crime rate a reflection of?

          • f_galton

            The meaning of your question is unclear.

          • Andrew

            My question went over your low IQ.

          • MindLikeWarp

            I may actually agree with you f_galton…because I do believe white people, myself included do have evolved racial differences, chiefly average IQ (determined by an IQ system we as white people setup to measure intelligence…definitely no possibility the test is molded towards our culture and way of thinking), lower impulse control on different things from other races,, and greater propensity for violence, pedophilia and evil. I feel like white people invading other people’s lands, raping, killing and enslaving them on a mass scale doesn’t exhibit decency or impulse control. Yes, every race has done those things, but we have done it on a mass, grossly efficient (exhibiting a far greater propensity for violence) scale. I worry about a black dude robbing me. But I worry about a white guy, blowing up the whole world. Who is truly sicker?

          • Breshvic

            Blacks are arrested and convicted for rape and murder at higher rates, that is all we can empirically claim. What other factors might account for this?

            Did you intentionally ignore the points I provided above, or is your worldview just innately unaccepting of conflicting or complex context?

            When you oversimplify the issue into ‘bad race does more bad things’ it becomes absurd.

            I don’t care as much about the numbers being typical (at this point in time under current conditions), but is it predictive? Models do not indicate this to be the case.

          • f_galton

            Blacks are arrested and convicted for rape and murder at higher rates than whites are because blacks commit murders and rapes at higher rates than whites. Your babbling above about Jews in Nazi Germany has no relevance.

          • Andrew

            And what are blacks committing murders and rapes at higher rates than whites reflective of?

          • f_galton

            Evolved racial differences, chiefly lower average IQ, lower impulse control, and greater propensity for violence.

          • jnana

            Even if “lower IQ” and greater propensity for violence were statistically proven, it can’t be proved its an inherent (genetic) difference and not a result of environment and circumstances. Have you read_ Guns Germs and Steel_. This book shows how its not that Western Civilization was genetically better, it just had a more advantageous environment to produce food and animals and metallurgy. Although, I disagree with the book because it being materialist science it can’t hypothesize that there aren’t spiritual forces at work in history, rather than random advantages.

          • Andrew

            Every one of those has been shown by both psychology and epigenetics to have multiple environmental influences.

          • f_galton

            Which are all outweighed by genetic factors.

          • Andrew

            You obviously don’t understand epigenetics. Or psychology.

          • f_galton

            You obviously have no knowledge of this subject.

          • Andrew

            I know more than you.

          • f_galton

            Obviously you don’t.

          • f_galton

            Obviously you don’t.

          • Andrew

            The obvious is only ultimate truth to the stupid.

          • f_galton

            That makes no sense. Are you black?

          • Andrew

            It’s becoming apparent you don’t have the capability to understand complex thoughts (not unusual for racists), so there’s probably no reason for me to waste my time trying to explain. Don’t worry about it. If “genetics” is the only way you can understand the world, there’s nothing I can do about it.

          • Andrew

            It’s becoming apparent you don’t have the capability to understand complex thoughts (not unusual for racists), so there’s probably no reason for me to waste my time trying to explain. Don’t worry about it. If “genetics” is the only way you can understand the world, there’s nothing I can do about it.

          • f_galton

            Your “thoughts” aren’t complex. It’s impossible to have a scientific discussion with low IQ evolution denier.

          • Andrew

            Keep telling yourself that.

          • f_galton

            QED.

          • Andrew

            QED.

          • jnana

            Racist perceptions are often a result of projecting the Inner Shadow of your ego. It is likely that PROJECTION MAKES PERCEPTION. You perceive others the way you perceive yourself, subconsciously. For example, you probably believe you yourself are limited by genetic factors and lack impulse control. When someone aggressively judges others, you can be pretty sure it is a result of their own complexes. I could bet you have a strong inferiority complex, but you probably hide it well from yourself and others. It is hidden by projecting it onto others.

          • f_galton

            Crime statistics and evolved racial differences have nothing to do with my perceptions, or subconscious, or the Inner Shadow of the ego, whatever that is.

          • f_galton

            Crime statistics and evolved racial differences have nothing to do with my perceptions, or subconscious, or the Inner Shadow of the ego, whatever that is.

          • jnana

            Prejudice determines how you perceive crime statistics and racial differences.
            You help perpetuate crime by spreading ignorance.
            Why not try encouraging those who are oppressed by negative circumstances and “genetic predispositions” which are never absolute determining factors, but can be overcome with Gnosis within and cultivated with positive intentions from others without.

          • jnana

            Prejudice determines how you perceive crime statistics and racial differences.
            You help perpetuate crime by spreading ignorance.
            Why not try encouraging those who are oppressed by negative circumstances and “genetic predispositions” which are never absolute determining factors, but can be overcome with Gnosis within and cultivated with positive intentions from others without.

          • f_galton

            Stating facts is the opposite of “spreading ignorance”.

          • f_galton

            Stating facts is the opposite of “spreading ignorance”.

          • Andrew

            Yeah, you really understand psychology.

          • Andrew

            I bet you don’t know what epigenetics even is.

          • f_galton

            I know more about epigenetics than you do.

          • Andrew

            Sure you do.

          • Andrew

            Or neuroscience.

          • f_galton

            You don’t know anything about neuroscience.

          • Andrew

            Yes I do.

          • Breshvic

            Can you identify the genetic markers for race in the genome?

            Further, where is the incontrovertible proof that links race, IQ, and violence?

            What about the studies that show a greater relevance lies in poverty trending to violence than other factors?

          • f_galton

            Yes, DNA analysis reveals racial structure. The fact that blacks commit crimes at higher rates than whites is not in dispute.

          • Breshvic

            I believe it is in dispute, as I am disputing it. You still have not provided evidence.

          • Breshvic

            It is relevant because it is a similar societal pressure. I don’t see how you can both posit that they commit these crimes at higher rates (which is not universal) and that it is without any societal or environmental factors. It goes back to an oversimplified circular argument “bad race does bad things because bad race is bad because bad race does bad things…”

          • f_galton

            It is universal. It’s not a circular argument, it’s simply an observation of facts.

          • Andrew

            Prove it’s universal.

          • f_galton

            If it wasn’t universal it would be really easy to demonstrate, but you can’t cite a single exception.

          • Andrew

            I don’t have to cite any examples, because you’re the one making a claim. Honestly, that’s one of the clumsiest attempts to move the goalposts I’ve ever seen.

            So let’s figure out what exactly your claim of universality is. Not a single black exists who is not prone to violence? The smartest black is dumber that the dumbest white? What exactly are you claiming is universal?

          • f_galton

            Where are the exceptions to black patterns? It should be easy enough for you to cite them.

            “Not a single black exists who is not prone to violence? The smartest black is dumber that the dumbest white?”

            You must be truly stupid to believe I claimed that.

          • Andrew

            “Black patterns?” Explain exactly what you mean by that, if you can.

          • f_galton

            Like most negroes you have poor reading comprehension.

          • jnana

            As I already said, even if the stats prove higher propensity to crime, it is more a result of conditions and circumstance. Blacks are stricken with poverty, which creates desperation and a fertile soil for criminal actions. Not to mention the culture blacks are indoctrinated by and the creation of an inferiority complex, perpetuated by douches like you and others. If your goal was to further the advancement of others and Virtue, in general, you wouldn’t be perpetuating negativity and would encourage blacks to Virtuous Living. Which they are more than capable of and often are more virtuous than whites because of oppression. If only virtue was cultivated by black role models and people like you didn’t knock them, it’d be better for everyone. When you project negativity towards people it can have an effect, especially the younger ones who haven’t developed enough to combat negativity.

          • f_galton

            You did say that, however it’s not true.

  • InfvoCuernos

    If you don’t want any contact with the cops, all you have to do is be a white serial killer.

  • BuzzCoastin

    when I lived in Joisey
    cruising down Rt 80
    I frequently saw the State Pigs rousting Blacks by the side of the road
    it was always the same scene
    an old car, a Black guy spread-eagle at the back
    4 or 5 Pigs with guns, securing the vehicle
    so I’m willling to go out on a limb and say
    NYC Pigs aren’t the only ones doing this in Der Homeland of the Free*
    (*void where prohibited by law or color)

  • http://www.dregstudios.com Brandt Hardin

    “Stop and Frisk” is racial profiling plain and simple. This is illegal behavior on the part of law enforcement and is a breach of civil rights for anyone stopped, regardless of race. The actions and abuse by the NYPD are filling the definition of a “Police State.” You can read much more about cops running amuck and how they’ve violated civil liberties across the country at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-privatized-police-state.html

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