Joseph Boston

Do Stop and Frisks Make Cities Safer? (click link to view)

In this clip Martin Bashir, Toure’ and Dr. James Peterson discuss the “stop and frisk” policy of the NYPD as well as other major cities in the U.S. The numbers are shocking and yet not surprising. Last year the NYPD stopped and frisked 168,000 young African American males in New York City. A number that is actually higher than the number of black men that live in New York City. For 2011 the NYPD stop and frisked over 685,000 African American males and are on pace to shatter that number for 2012 with 800,000 stop and frisks.

These numbers are certainly alarming and have urgent need to be addressed, however I don’t wish to discuss them here. To wit, what I find interesting is the seemingly identical “policing” policies domestically and internationally of the U.S. government on the state and…

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