Serve And Protect? No, Stop And Frisk
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.
SERVE AND PROTECT?
NO, Stop and frisk—
it goes like this: you’re black.
Just like that?
Yeah, or brown.
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?
but if we shoot you there’s a mountain
and pussy-ass sessions with shrinks.
I think tasers are more fun
I’m like Zeus packing little bolts
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
Oh, I see
You feel me know?
How about now?
That’s what I thought