Thursday, January 16, 2020

Black life under Michael Bloomberg

Michael Harriot, The Root - One of the most appalling statistics I’ve ever read about racial profiling comes from a 2012 New York Civil Liberties Union report on the NYPD’s racist “stop-and-frisk” policy. In 2011, the NYPD searched 168,126 young black men (between the ages of 14 and 24). Depending on your knowledge of the relationship between crime, race, and population statistics, that might not sound alarming, until you realize one thing: In 2011, the entire population of black men in New York City was 158,406.

And post Bloomberg:

Between 2014 and 2017, black and Latino males between the ages of 14 and 24 were 38 percent of reported stops despite being five percent of the city’s population. Young black and Latino males were innocent 80 percent of the time.

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