In an article about the rise in the number of police stop-and-frisks (over 700,000 a year), this fact emerged: 96% of shooting victims in the city were black or Hispanic in 2011. So were more than 90% of murder victims. Conclusions: whites and Asians are safe from these two crimes.
The report appeared in the New York Times, liberal to the core, so the author did not mention this.
There was no mention of the percentage of black and Hipanics convicted of these crimes. It also did not mention the percentage of these crimes that were not solved.
The number of murders is about one every day. This is considered a triumph.
So far this year, 129 people have been murdered in New York through Friday, the 132nd day of the year, a number that put the city on track for a new low in annual homicides. The 471 murders logged by the Police Department in 2009 was the lowest annual tally for any previous 12-month period since reliable numbers were kept in the early 1960s.
Conclusion: if you are black or Hispanic, don’t live in New York City.
The police department says that its sop-and-frisk program has led to this “triumph.”
On Saturday, the department disclosed the information to reporters and credited the controversial topic known as “Stop, Question, Frisk” as one of several policies of engagement whose effectiveness was vindicated by a decline in homicides in New York.
Proof? There is none.
The frisking produces essentially zero results.
So far, the numbers through March translate into an average of about 2,200 stops per day. The police said that 5 percent of the stops led to arrests and 5 percent led to summonses, slightly lower figures than in the first quarter of last year.