Mayor Bloomberg pointed out the obvious today regarding the very successful NYC “Stop & Frisk” crime prevention program which has been under attack for profiling “young men of color.” Critics ignore crime statistics which show, year after year, that 90-95% of violent crime in NYC is committed by “minorities” against “minorities.” Most mainstream media outlets focus on minority victims and ignore the inconvenient fact that the perpetrator is nearly always black or Hispanic. And so the “racism” industry explanation for minority crime continues. Bloomberg has has enough:
“I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little. It’s exactly the reverse of what they say,” Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show, in response to the City Council passing two bills aimed at reining in the controversial policing tactic.
“I don’t know where they went to school but they certainly didn’t take a math course. Or a logic course.”
The mayor was referring to statistics showing that a majority of serious crimes in the city are carried out by young men of color.
The New York Post story noted that “[e]ighty seven percent of all stops last year were for blacks or latinos, who constituted 90 percent of murder suspects, according to city stats. Only nine percent of stops were for white people, who made up 7 percent of all murder suspects.”
The Mayor then added that:
“People say, well you know, cops shouldn’t be stopping so many of any one group,” he said. “The cops’ job is to stop so many of groups fitting the description. It’s society’s job to make sure that no one group is disproportionately represented as potential perpetrators.”