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NYPD Going for ‘Stop and Frisk’ Gold This Year

06.02.11 Bucky Turco

Congratulations of sorts to the men and women of the New York City Police Department. Based on their latest figures (PDF doc), they have have conducted a staggering amount of ‘stop and frisk’ searches (183,326) in the first few months of 2011, 88 percent of which “resulted in neither an arrest nor a summons” and 84 percent of whom were black and Latino according to the NYCLU. At this rate, they’re almost guaranteed to beat last year’s all-time-high (601,055) and violate a record number of people’s rights.