STOP AND FRISK


STOP-AND-FRISK WAS A NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT PRACTICE OF TEMPORARILY DETAINING, QUESTIONING, AND AT TIMES SEARCHING CIVILIANS AND SUSPECTS ON THE STREET FOR WEAPONS AND OTHER CONTRABAND. IT WAS IN FULL FORCE WHILE MY DAUGHTER ATTENDED BARNARD COLLEGE AND PERHAPS COULD HAVE SAVED THE LIFE OF BARNARD FRESHMAN TESSA MAJORS WHO WAS STABBED TO DEATH BY A FOURTEEN YEAR OLD LAST YEAR! IN 1990 THE NYC MURDER RATE WAS 2245 AND BY 2018 IT WAS DOWN TO 285! BUT IN 2019 MURDERS WERE UP ALMOST 8%!

OF ALL USA MURDER VICTIMS FOR WHOM RACE WAS KNOWN, 53.3 PERCENT WERE BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN AND 43.8 PERCENT WERE WHITE. WHEN THE RACE OF THE OFFENDER WAS KNOWN, 54.9 PERCENT WERE BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN. THIS IS SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE BLACKS ARE ONLY 13% OF THE USA POPULATION.

AND THAT IS ALL I’M GOING TO SAY ABOUT THAT

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