Mayor Bloomberg’s pursuit of “black criminality” in the 21st century.
New York City’s Stop, Question and Frisk operations under Mayor Bloomberg:
The media made and still makes much of the “data guy” and how he made billions selling data, information, and news. As mayor, though, he ignored the failure rates thrown up in his own data, and pursued a stop-and-frisk policy that found contraband or weapons in less than 3% of cases. Roughly 12% of people stopped were arrested or summonsed (details of offenses coming soon). In other words, 9 out of 10 people were trapped by the Bloomberg-Kelly machine, some repeatedly, for the crime of having the ‘wrong’ skin color.
During the period 2003 to 2013, the Bloomberg years, roughly 4.98 million children (see previous post) and adults were processed through the stop-and-frisk program in a city of 8.3 million — meaning that hundreds of thousands of blacks and latinos were stopped and frisked multiple times in those 11 years. 4.98 million translates to 1 teen or adult stopped approximately every minute of every day, 365 days a year, for 11 years.
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