Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight
to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, March 2, 2012

NYPD- Fuckery by Design

Turns out that New York City's anti-racial-profiling law isn't worth squat.

Which is pretty much the way that they wanted it when they enacted it. It was a measure to assuage the feelings of people whom the NYPD treats as serfs without in any way limiting the ability of the NYPD to continue to trample all over the rights of minorities.


BadTux said...

Came across an interesting statistic. Crime today in NYC is less than in 1961. Arrests and imprisonment of minorities today in NYC is less than in 1961. Yet in 1961 minorities were 26% of NYC's population, while today they're over 50% of NYC's population. In other words, the NYPD's reign of terror hasn't resulted in a corresponding increase in arrests and imprisonment of minorities -- in fact, that rate is less than *half* what it was in 1961, on a per-capita basis. I'm not quite sure what to think, other than that things are more complicated than "NYPD bad".

Comrade Misfit said...

I am aware of that statistic. The defenders of the NYPD have pointed to it as proof that the NYPD's policy of "frisk all brown-skinned males" is working.

I suspect that the wide availability of contraception methods that did not exist fifty years ago has a lot more to do with it. Having fewer juvies and young adults walking around who have a huge chip on their shoulders from growing up unwanted is probably a good thing for society.