The Pat Down

The Pat Down

I've been seeing an increasing number of stop-and-frisks performed by the NYPD in the last few years. This seems to be backed by recent data. Concerns of racial profiling has been raised in NYC, because most stop-and-frisk activity seems to disproportionately target minorities. Only 6% of these stops have resulted in arrests.

Is it profiling or policing? Like everything else, it depends on who you ask. White-collar crime on the other hand is disproportionately under-investigated and under-prosecuted, yet, it inflicts far more damage on society than all street crime combined. It is comprehensible that there is a correlation between economic and social opportunities and low street crime rates. The converse is also true; As corporate crime increases, so does street crime.
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