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  •  Yep. Selection bias. Proves little other than (0+ / 0-)

    NYC cops are better at identifying suspicious whites than blacks.

    •  All blacks (2+ / 0-)
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      JesseCW, burlydee

      are suspicious. It goes with the skin tone.

      "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

      by happy camper on Wed May 22, 2013 at 04:28:33 PM PDT

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    •  That's one way of putting it (3+ / 0-)
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      oldpotsmuggler, poco, burlydee

      Another way of putting it would be - the NYPD likes to harass black and brown people who have done nothing wrong.

      •  To be fair, the vast majority of the much (1+ / 0-)
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        wader

        smaller number of white people they harassed hadn't done anything wrong either.

        A 2-3% success rate is pretty pathetic, even it's "better" than the 1 to 2% hit rate.

        "The thing about smart motherfuckers is that they sound like crazy motherfuckers to dumb motherfuckers." Robert Kirkman

        by JesseCW on Thu May 23, 2013 at 05:29:57 AM PDT

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    •  It sounds more like they stop and frisk people (1+ / 0-)
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      based on behavior if they're white, and on appearance if they're not.

      It should be noted that their successful hit rate was STILL really really shitty when it comes to their stops on white people, and probably reflects mostly just harassing people who appeared to be too poor for the area they were in.

      "The thing about smart motherfuckers is that they sound like crazy motherfuckers to dumb motherfuckers." Robert Kirkman

      by JesseCW on Thu May 23, 2013 at 05:28:07 AM PDT

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