According to the latest figures obtained by the NYCLU (and as predicted), the NYPD obliterated their previous 2010 stop-and-frisks record (601,055) and conducted a jaw-dropping amount of the the controversial street searches in 2011 (684,330).

Out of that number, 87 percent were black or Latino and 9 out of 10 were completely innocent. Despite evidence to the contrary, the police department is vigorously defending the policy and says it’s by no means racist. Of course not, it’s just a coincidence! (Photo: The Phantom/flickr)