According to the latest figures released by the NYPD, between Jan. 1 and March 31 police officers filed over 183,000 “stop and frisk” reports — more than ever before.
The scary part is, 75% of those “stopped and frisked”, were black and hispanic. With those numbers the NYPD is on pace to stop close to 3/4 of a million people. translating into 500,000 minorities.
Two years ago, the NYPD reported 575,000 “stop and frisk” for the year.
I’ll be the first to say, Shakira is no scholar. But if you listen to her protest of the Arizona immigration law (Which does not call for police to stop and question people based on the color of their skin) and consider the “stop and frisk” program in New York. Isn’t what she’s describing the exact thing happening in New York?