Survey: NYPD Treats Whites Better Than Blacks

Elongated Thoughts: Fifty-nine percent of New Yorkers believe that police in the city treat whites better than blacks, according to a survey.

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(The Root) — BREAKING: According to a New York Times survey, 59 percent of New Yorkers believe that whites are treated better than blacks by police in New York City. Overall, 64 percent of the people surveyed said the police favored one race over another. Also — fire is hot. How will this new information change everything?!?!

Maybe I shouldn’t be so flip about this survey. Yes, as a black dude living in NYC, I am very much aware of the difference in treatment. It’s been this way since I’ve been alive. But now that the New York Times has published its survey results, maybe it’ll be real, as opposed to a figment of my overactive, problematic Negro mind. New York City has come under intense scrutiny because of its stop-and-frisk policies. The numbers show a clear bias. But that makes sense right?

From the New York Times:

“But some New Yorkers, while conceding that the police show favoritism for one race over another, said the stop-and-frisk tactic’s ends justified the means.

“If that’s what it takes, I find it acceptable,” said Jani Kipness, 58, a special-education teacher from Brooklyn who is white. She said that she thought that officers “single out minority groups,” but that “if you look at the crime in New York, it’s less white people; that’s just the way it is.”

“I wouldn’t want to be stopped and frisked,” she added. “But if you look at cities like Detroit and other cities that have a way higher crime rate than New York, I think New York has to be doing something right.” “


The fact that the majority of those stopped are completely innocent? That doesn’t matter. The fact that the police target certain areas? That doesn’t matter. Obviously the Negroes are doing the crime, so they just have to be stopped, right? Stop committing so many crimes, blacks!

Quick question: What if they stopped and frisked down on Wall Street?