Saturday, December 21, 2013

On New York's "Stop and Frisk", Continued

Here are the stats (from the Center for Constitutional Rights and the elite law firm of Covington and Burling), folks; African-Americans - 23% of the population, commit 66% of all violent crime and 73% of all shootings, 53% of all stops; Caucasians - 35% of the population, commit 5.5% of all violent crime and 2.5% of all shootings, 9% of all stops...............................................................................So, there it is for you, all lined up. African-Americans are stopped at a rate that is LESS than the rate of their violent criminal activity while whites are stopped at a rate that is HIGHER than theirs. How, pray tell, does this fit the definition of hard criminal profiling?

2 comments:

dmarks said...

The problem, Will, will only be made worse if the arguments of Sharpton and others have any validity.

If it is true that crack-fiends who are locked up are disproportionally black (racially profiled by Sharpton already)... and they are released, then it is fuel to those who want racial "Stop and Frisk" who can then argue that the crack fiends running loose are disproportionally black... cuz Sharpton says so.

Barlowe Bayer said...

Do you think that it is genetics that explains why black people are more violent?