Yes - 87% of the 684,330 people stopped were Black or Latino. The stats point to racial profiling! (76% people answered this)
No - The policy saves lives. 1 in 1000 stops resulted in the confiscating of a gun. It's working! (14% people answered this)
I'm not sure. (9% people answered this)
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In 2011, the police stopped and questioned New Yorkers 684,330 times; 87 percent of those stopped were black or Latino. Critics believe the practice is a form of racial profiling and the NYCLU has filed a class-action lawsuit against the city and police department. Proponents such as Mayor Michael Bloomberg note a decrease in crime, specifically gun-related crimes, as a measure of success. Where do you stand on the issue?
Stat credits: NY Times