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NYPD Touts Success Of ‘Stop And Frisk’

May 15, 2012 by  

NYPD Touts Success Of ‘Stop And Frisk’
The New York Police Department is touting the success of its totalitarian “stop and frisk” police state tactics.

The New York Police Department is touting the success of its totalitarian “stop and frisk” police state tactics saying that policies implementation has yielded a spike in the number of firearms confiscated coinciding with a historically low murder rate in the city.

According to CNN, comparing numbers from the first three months of 2012 to the same period last year, the number of such stops increased 10 percent and the number of illicit guns taken away went up 31 percent. The report also says that the city’s murder rate has dropped by 21 percent in the same period.

“New York City continues to be the safest big city in America, and one of the safest of any size, with significantly less crime per capita … than even small cities,” NYPD said.

Critics of the tactic say that only about 6 percent of stops lead to arrests. But the stops usually lead to officers writing summonses for minor infractions like disorderly conduct. The NYPD issues more than 500,000 summonses a year, most not arising from street stops but as part of a “quality of life” campaign the department embarked on in the 1990s. Critics also claim that blacks and Latinos are disproportionately targeted to be stopped and frisked by the police.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • TIME


    Really. I guess the larger massive amounts of “missing persons” from NYC all must have just run away. Afterall they could never have been “MURDERED” with say a steel bar, a hammer, or a nail file, or even a rope, oh hell no; thats just not possible.

    Also lets be thankful that our Police State is so happy with the results of going all kinds of Nazi / KGB up in there – on the NYC population. Afterall they busted one of my body guards with his 9, let alone a 100% Legal CP. So you see – He is one of the numbers quoted so it must be true! A crime was stoped, OH -really what crime was that again?

    Afterall when you get people who have never commited a crime who have a legal CP on them, now thats BIG NEWS you can run at 6PM and 11.
    Let’s just kill the people who try; and I use that word ( try ) as a “funny,” afterall we live in the most criminal law bound nation in the world.
    As in we have a LAW / ACT that makes most everything illegal in the good old us.

    Hell soon even breathing air will be breaking a law! Afterall growing your veggies is, or drinking raw milk. All Raw milk drinkers should just be killed at noon in the town square.

    But don’t you fret, if you just PAY a Carbon TAX – so that 1% we hear about can get even richer that will cure all global ills. Right??? Afterall that’s what the mass media tells us to be TRUE?
    A “Global Carbon TAX” will end all Global Warming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So when will the American Sheep – say, enough is enough? What will it take?

    Just how absurd will it all have to get before the American Sheep wake up?

    Peace and Love

    • Mark Bertolet

      Another GOOD reason I do not live in the POLICE STATE known as New York City. Of course when you make possessing the means to protect yourself against criminal assault illegal, and then send the cops out to arrest those who violate that law, in the name of “public safety”.you are going to catch some people with weapons. As far as I am concerned only a masochistic person would live in New York City, or anywhere near it. I was born there, but I thank God my parents had the sense to say “we don’t want our children to be raised here!”. You are right on “TIME” when you call them New York Sheep. BAAAAAH, BAAAAH. When the hangman comes for you, who will be left to protect you?
      Let the police “steal” all the guns from all the people, and call it “legal confiscation”- I call it Grand Theft. Our Constitution Grants/GUARATEES us The RIGHT to KEEP and BEAR ARMS, and GOD gives us the RIGHT to use them to protect ourselves with them when attacked or assaulted. If you wait for a cop to come help you when attacked with a knife, or a club, or by a gang of thugs, all the police will need to bring is the meat wagon, and body bags, because time and time again we see, all the police are good for, is cleaning up the mess and doing the paperwork after the fact.And the Police want us to think tht they are our friends. I say what is the difference between police and a gang of criminals? Answer: Fancy uniforms and body armor and cars with lights and sirens.

  • roger gunderson

    Our politicians should hang their head in shame. Letting the police or giving the police , the authority to run the country. Police are not angles. Their more like pit bulls who need a short leash and someone to handle them.

  • cawmun cents

    TSA on wheels…..New York aint my kinda town.But if I was goin there,I’d carry just to dare to be different….then again,I’d carry in Mayberry R.F.D.too.

    Go to San Fransisco and walk around semi-naked with a gun in your hand.
    When they arrest you,sue the city for discrimination.
    If they dont arrest you….enjoy your freedom!

    Its a win,win for anyone who doesnt care about good taste and propriety.But then again didnt this nation elect the current administration into office?I am thinking that the majority of folks lack good sense and propriety nowdays.

    I am going to add listening to Ted Nugent on the loudest boombox I can afford to my trip to S.F. to be free and gun-toting,semi-nekkid,just to really irritate the liberals.
    Storm Troopers…..blaring on a boombox….towed behind me in a Radio Flyer with Ronald Reagan,and John Wayne bumperstickers on the sides.I will call up Ann Coulter,and have her ship me some of her latest books that I will give away for free too.
    I probably wont leave the bay area alive.
    Gotta eat an all redmeat sandwich,too dripping with fresh hog lard that it was singed in.Yep,got that in the hand that dont have the gun.
    I want to offend as many folks as I possibly can.
    Wearing an I love Dubya and Texas rules! cowboy hat.
    Guest starring Dick(duck you suckers)Cheney…..haw!
    All of that isnt nearly as offensive as the healthcare wreck we face today,as a result of the designs of the liberals to rule and control us.
    Think about it.

  • 45caliber

    A trial run for a national police state.

    • CZ52

      Ya got that right 45.

  • Beenhereawhile

    What ever happened to the Bill of Rights?

    • THG 1956


    • TIME

      Dear Been here,

      Please just google the following – it will explain it all quite well. I will tell you, its not pretty and its not nice, the truth sometimes really sucks.

      ( How can a country exist in two completely differant forms. )

      Also just to really bring it home with out any questions also google;
      ( The season of Treason 1 – 3 )
      After Kurts vol #3 you will want to review, John Taylor Gatto ( The ultimate history lesson ) again this is all very well doucmented.

      If you still want more just google; All of – ( Billy William Foust ) youtube feeds.

      This should keep you very busy for days. I am sure you will be mad as all hell after these
      so — please do keep in mind – I am only the messanger – I didn’t do any of these things, so please don’t get angry with me, again — YES — its all quite well doucmented.

      Peace and Love

  • Crazy Aunt Jane

    I’m staying away from NY! Even a camera is considered illegal!

  • Kris

    So Terry vs. Ohio doesn’t apply in NYC, where reasonable grounds must be established in order to frisk someone without being arrested.

  • Charles S.

    I was a Police officer from 72-85. The use of the Stop and Frisk laws is POSITIVE. It is not abused, it is a great tool to be able to just stop an check out a person who is in the neighborhood that doesn’t fit. Officers work the same area several times a week and we would become familiar with people who lived, worked and traveled through on a regular basis. Those who we didn’t feel were there for positive reasons could be checked out. A minor distraction for them. Often we would find drugs, guns, items they had shop lifted. All sorts of things. Most times we just dumped small amounts of pot but, if they had a gun without a license, large knife that could cause severe injuries, Burglary tools, serious dope or were causing problems we would take them in and charge them. 97% of the time we filled out a field check card with name dob and supposedly where the lived JUST in Case we needed to come up. This was a great tool in helping keep undesirables out or finding suspicious or potentially dangerous peoples names. Sometimes a description of a criminal would fit the person we had checked out. At least we had a place to start looking. It did not hurt anyone, only slowed them down for a few minutes and boosted PR with merchants and citizens who had worries about these people.
    I always tried to treat them well, listened to the usual gripes, gave them a smoke and sent them on their way. I made some good contacts too. many times one would flag me down and give me some good info on things he saw or heard. It might cost me a burger or a pack of smokes. It was mostly positive. IF you don’t have anything to hide, aren’t hiding dope or a gun, what does it hurt? Nothing wrong knowing who is milling around on your area. I live in the south so it was not an abusive thing. Mostly PR. I don’t know what they are griping about myself. Racial Profiling is a term Black criminals and their lawyers invented so they couldn’t be looked at if they committed a crime. A black male in his early 20′s robbed a 7/11, left in a Honda and I am supposed to be stopping white guys in Chevy’s and not blacks. NO I’m going to stop black guys in Honda’s if I see one. That is not Racial Profiling, it is doing the job. IF they haven’t done anything and are not wanted they will be on their way in a few and no harm. NO crime NO TIME!

    • Larry Miller

      So what you are saying is that violating people’s 4th Amendment rights is OK because “it’s a great tool for law enforcement” and is just a “minor distraction”. It’s for our own good. Why is it that authoritarian types always want to justify the violation of people’s rights with the “it’s for your own good” BS? Your whole post sounds like the justification the Nazi’s and the KGB used for their whole police state agendas….

    • Jazzabelle

      Charles S. sounds like a fascist f***tard to me.

      I love how he says he was a police officer from 1972 to 1985 and then states that stop-and-frisk “is not abused,” present tense. Is that a guarantee? Can I sue you if you’re wrong?

      “[Stop-and-frisk] is a great tool to be able to just stop an check out a person who is in the neighborhood that doesn’t fit…” Greeeat…so now if some fascist prig thinks I “don’t fit” somewhere, I lose all the God-given rights that the fascist prig swore to protect? Ha–that’s the problem with the police. Just read Charles’ post, it’s all right there.

  • Martin Seguin

    screw NY, i have nothing against the people personally, but i’ll never visit a place that can just stop me and frisk me if i just happen to want to see what some out of the way neighborhood looks like and have some cop stop me cause he has never seen me there before. it’s called illegal search and seizure. plain and simple and unconstitutional.

  • FreedomFighter

    For the millions of years b4 guns people killed each other…they didnt need guns.

    The biggest cause of un-natural death in the world is not cancer, aides, flu or anything like that, its government.

    So they the Government takes all the guns from the people, the only ones with guns are the ones that have killed more people than anything else in the history of the world.

    Gee that makes me feel real safer.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • Steve Bacskay

    And to think that those who allow this, swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Apparently they had their fingers crossed.


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