The NYPD released new crime statistics earlier this week, and here’s what we’ve learned: blacks and Latinos are shot more frequently than any other ethnic groups, blacks and Latinos shoot people at higher rates than any other ethnic group, and black people rarely get robbed.
According to a new report posted on the NYPD website, 96 percent of all shooting victims in New York City are black or Latino. Additionally, in 97 percent of all shootings in the Big Apple, the shooter is either black or Latino.
The report also finds that in 70 percent of all robbery cases, the suspect is described as black. In only 33 percent of robbery cases, the victim is black.
The report likely is an effort by NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly to support the department’s controversial “Stop and Frisk” policy, which critics say discriminates against minorities.
In other words, if Kelly can show that minorities commit more crime, he can justify the disproportionate number of minorities who are stopped and frisked.
“Stop and Frisk” has garnered new support during what’s been described as “the summer of the gun” — as you may have noticed, a lot of people have been victims of gun violence this summer, including several children.
Does this sound pretty accurate…thoughts?
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