Ray Kelly: By the Department’s Count, African-Americans are being “understopped”

raykellyBY AZI PAYBARAH

Bloomberg said NYPD critics are unfairly compare the number of black and Latino men stopped to the number of black and Latino men in the general population, whereas they should be comparing the numbers of stops to the descriptions of suspects.

Kelly, in his interview, said that if you use that methodology, “African-Americans are being understopped.”

A year ago, Kelly went even further, telling reporters people in “communities of color” actually “want more” stop-and-frisks. 

That kind of rhetoric will effectively require a response from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is the only Democratic mayoral candidate who wants Kelly to stay on as commissioner and also wants the department to make fewer stops.

Yesterday, after she took credit for a recent reduction in the number of stop-and-frisks, Quinn avoided answering a reporter’s question yesterday about whether she would continue that reduction as mayor.

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Categories: Discrimination, Imperialism, Police Brutality, Racism, Racist Oppression, Reactionary Watch, Statements, U.S. News

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