Not racially motivated? Have you not heard the testimony of the police themselves who did the stopping? It was ALL about race.
85% of the stops were of blacks and hispanics,while they makeup about 50% of the population. In one year, the number of stops involving young black men EXCEEDED the city’s population of young black men. Meanwhile, a gun was found on 1.9% of the people who were stopped. That's a good enough reason to intimidate an entire group of people from just walking down the street? Seriously, you offer up an anecdote about one guy, while there were approximately 700,000 stops in NYC in 2011 and 85% of them were black or hispanic?
Give me the pctgs of arrests by racial group and if not proportionate, I'll change my tune.
The anecdote was in reference to ur comment about being afraid to walk down the street. I thought u meant blacks were afraid to walk in white neighborhoods for fear of harrassment or worse.
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.
This doesn't necessarily mean that white people were necessarily more likely to be carrying weapons or drugs. What it confirms is that the police were excessively targetting minorities. They were more likely to net successful stops against white people because they actually suspected there was a reason for the stop. They had a more arbitrary procedure when stopping blacks and latinos. Like, well, they were black and latino.