Racial Profiling Doesn’t Work

Andrew Sullivan —  Apr 30 2012 @ 10:51am


Nick Robins-Early digests a recent study about New York City's stop-and-frisk program:

[T]he study shows that out of those stopped only 0.15 per cent resulted in firearms charges. This number stands to directly contradict Commissioner Kelly’s statements that the stops are responsible for the fall in gun crime. Also of note is the fact that out of all ethnicities stopped, white people had the highest chance of having committed a crime, despite being proportionally the least searched.

(Chart from the New York Civil Liberties Union)