NYPD Likes To Touch You Funny

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts.

It’s good to know New Yorkers aren’t suffering the indecency of stop-and-frisks no reason. Oh wait, scratch that. It seems the NYPD’s controversial tactics were used to search hundreds of thousands of lucky folks last year, but only resulted in one in 10 accusations of wrongdoing. No matter how much you think you like the random frisks, those figures have got to irk you. The exact statistics are as follows: 354,571 people were stopped and felt up by precinct cops, only 13,400 (about 4 percent) were arrested and 19,942 (6 percent) were given tickets. The number of searches increased fivefold over the past four years, which some naturally reason directly corresponds to 9/11. The Daily News also discovered this shocking truth: 78 percent of those stopped were black or Hispanic. But according to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, those are just the dudes who looked suspicious. So a Brooklyn lawyer, Emmanuel Roy, filed a discrimination lawsuit against the NYPD this month in response to these numbers. More than a dozen people have signed on, seeking more than $200 million. If you feel violated, you could, too.