Blacks and Latinos make up about 80% stopped and questioned by NYPD, study finds
The NYPD is on pace to stop and question a record half a million citizens this year – about 80% of them black or Latino, a new report says.**
The Center for Constitutional Rights, citing NYPD data obtained in a suit, said the vast majority of those stopped and questioned in 2005 through June 2008 weren’t charged with any crime.
In 2007, for instance, the last complete year of data, cops arrested only 5.8% of the 472,096 people they stopped (27,632). “The New York City Police Department continues to prey on African-American and Latino communities in New York City,” Vincent Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, said.
**Before you move to the rest of this article please consider the following:
Races in New York:
* White Non-Hispanic (35.0%)
* Hispanic (27.0%)
* Black (26.6%)
* Other race (13.4%)
* Two or more races (4.9%)
* Chinese (4.5%)
* Asian Indian (2.1%)
* American Indian (1.1%)
* Korean (1.1%)
* Other Asian (1.0%)
* Filipino (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
We already know white Americans are predicted to lose their 2009 demographic status, 65%, to below 50% by 2043 (Are we really going to allow such a thing?).
Since the Census Bureau defines “white” as Jews, Turks, Egyptians, Iranians, Arabs, North Africans, Europeans, etc; that can only mean true white people of indigenous European descent account for around 15% of New York’s total population.
Which is to say the rest of New York is around 85% non-white.