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  •  Whites are more likely to carry a gun (11+ / 0-)

    From NYPD's own data

    NYPD data: Whites much more likely to be carrying drugs and guns than minorities

    In a detailed analysis (PDF) of publicly available New York Police Department data on crime in 2012, the New York Office of the Public Advocate revealed Wednesday that white people were much more likely to be carrying drugs and guns than minorities, despite making up a tiny fraction of individuals police subjected to so-called “stop-and-frisk” searches.
    * 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.

    * Despite the overall reduction in stops, the proportion involving black and Latino New Yorkers has remained unchanged. They continue to constitute 84 percent of all stops, despite comprising only 54 percent of the general population. And the innocence rates remain at the same level as 2011 – at nearly 89 percent.


    "Information is power. But like all power there are those who want to keep it for themselves" Aaron Swartz, 1986 - 2013
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    by TheMomCat on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 09:56:31 AM PDT

    •  And yet, and still, 97% of the white men (2+ / 0-)
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      TheMomCat, Calamity Jean

      (and let's face it, this shit is over 90% men getting stopped) were not carrying contraband.

      Yeah, the rate was a little higher - likely because the cops were slightly more prone to target white victims based on behavior.  But they were still way, way lower than any sane system would use to justify this kind of invasive abuse.

      It goes to illustrate how utterly unjustified the practice is, even if it were not racist in execution (which it is).

      If they're wrong at least 97% of time, their suspicions are not reasonable.

      Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

      by JesseCW on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 01:02:42 PM PDT

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