Skip to main content

View Diary: Stop-and-frisk on trial (175 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  not pretending. And yes (5+ / 0-)

    as an anthropologist with urban studies training I do have expertise.

    I'm not assuming anything.

    The data - both quantitative and qualitative show statistically significant racial bias.

    Bye.  

    Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 03:46:06 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  Anthropologist! (3+ / 0-)

      No wonder I love your posts. I am about to get a degree in history after being away from school for many years, but I find that most of my best papers are even possible because of anthropological research. You folks have really changed the academic landscape.

      Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

      by moviemeister76 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 03:54:31 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Expertise on that statistics, perhaps (0+ / 0-)

      on the constitutionality? Not from those credentials.

      Give the locations of those stop and frisk rates and the racial diversity of those areas, what should the numbers be?

      Ive found no one who has published that number.

      How can you even start to claim that this program is racist without that number?

      •  I worked with William Kunstler (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Yasuragi, Onomastic

        and other civil rights/constitutional lawyers in the late 1960's early 70's, and was in charge of legal affairs for the civil rights organization I was one of the leaders of.

        I have also trained Legal Aide lawyers, and served as a consultant for the Legal Aide society.

        Keep pushing.

         

        Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

        by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 04:07:53 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Congrats (0+ / 0-)

          on working with some important people during an important time. But the experts actually deciding the constitutionality will have a little more than that.  Forgive me if I trust the courts will make the correct decision.  But at least I had an semi interesting read about Kunstler  

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (147)
  • Community (78)
  • Baltimore (77)
  • Freddie Gray (57)
  • Bernie Sanders (54)
  • Civil Rights (45)
  • Elections (38)
  • Culture (34)
  • Media (32)
  • Hillary Clinton (31)
  • 2016 (29)
  • Law (28)
  • Racism (25)
  • Education (23)
  • Labor (23)
  • Environment (23)
  • Republicans (22)
  • Politics (21)
  • Barack Obama (19)
  • Police Brutality (19)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site