Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Analysis says New York’s stop-and-frisk policy isn’t working

By Arturo Garcia
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 18:08 EDT
NYPD Officers. Image via Agence-France-Presse
An analysis of the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy by DNAinfo.com says that, despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s allegations, stopping more people hasn’t prevented an increase in shootings.
The number of shooting victims in the city increased between 2009 and 2011, Murray Weiss writes, from 1,727 to 1,821, despite officers stopping more people over the same period.
By comparison, in 2002, Bloomberg’s first year in office, only 97,296 people were stopped, yet 1,892 people were shot.

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