NYPD Tapes: The Truth About Stop and Frisk's Race Problem?

A recording of a New York City police officer and his commander seems to get right to the heart of the relationship between the department's stop-and-frisk policy and black and Hispanic men. 

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"Mott Haven is full of black people, so who are the right people?" Serrano asks.

MacCormack: "The problem was male blacks, 14 to 20, 21."

Serrano: "So what am I supposed to do? Male blacks 14 to 20 wearing dark clothing? What do you want me to do specifically?"

MacCormack: "Hold on, hold on, would you just do me a favor on take it down? Because this is becoming insubordination."

Serrano: "All right."

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