Serve And Protect? No, Stop And Frisk

by lizard

This report has some startling numbers from the absolutely racist Stop and Frisk program. Here are some quick numbers from just last year:

In 2011, 685,724 New Yorkers were stopped by the police.
605,328 were totally innocent (88 percent).
350,743 were black (53 percent).
223,740 were Latino (34 percent).
61,805 were white (9 percent).
341,581 were aged 14-24 (51 percent).

Below the fold, a poem of sorts, or more like an imagined conversation.

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SERVE AND PROTECT?

NO, Stop and frisk—
it goes like this: you’re black.

Just like that?

Yeah, or brown.

All suspicious?

All, if asked, must submit.

Like ‘right quick, boy,’ like that?

Yes, if you’re black
or bronze as if kissed
by the sun…

Did I mention we have guns?

No.

We do,
but if we shoot you there’s a mountain
of paperwork
and pussy-ass sessions with shrinks.

Besides
I think tasers are more fun
I’m like Zeus packing little bolts
of lightning.

Are you done?

Just one more thing. Last night I
blew out my knee
beating some dumb hippie bitch protesting Wall Street
so pushing a pencil tomorrow sounds
kinda nice

Oh, I see

You feel me know?

I

How about now?

That’s what I thought


  1. Steve W

    They can’t outlaw black people, long hair, youth, or rock and roll, so they just outlaw the common denominator, ie cannabis.

    Then they stop them and frisk them and throw them in jail for the cannabis and take away their right to vote and take away any chance of student loans or collecting social security. etc.

    People like George Bush and Barrack Obama get their records expunged or don’t get picked up in the first place.

  2. Stan UK

    No need to mention who commits all the crimes in New York City, who has the highest incarceration rates, and who has the highest number of parolees and probationers, right?

    Stop and Frisk works. The crime rate is way down.

    • lizard19

      88% of those stopped were totally innocent. Stop and Frisk is not “working”.

  3. Simple Logic

    Unfortunately the figures given cannot be used to determine racism. We need to know the percentage of guilty of each group to conclude that racism is occurring. This very logically and mathematically simple. To jump to your conclusion is emotive but not logical or reasonable.

    What is really racist is that they even keep such a group of statistics divided by race!




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