So said NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to State Sen Adams when asked why there was such disproportion, ethnically, on stop and frisk.
The article speaks for itself. And it's too short for me to avoid copyright issues with extensive quotes.
But this is one item which simply must not go by without notice. Hopefully someone with more sources, insight, and context can follow up with a real essay.
All I know for sure is that I feel literally nauseous, knowing this still goes on after all this time.
According to Adams, Kelly "stated that he targeted or focused on that group [black and Hispanics] because he wanted to instill fear in them that any time they leave their homes they could be targeted by police."Instill fear in them any time they leave their homes.
Instill fear in them any time they leave their homes.
From rawstory.com, where I picked up the Post link:
About 90 percent of the 684,330 people stopped in 2011 were innocent and 87 percent were either African American or Hispanic.Here's one thing I know: the observance of law and Justice in this country is a joke, but not the kind that makes you laugh.