Stop and frisk was shit law. Everyone who believes in individual liberty knows that. And even most of those who don’t believe in it know it, they just don’t care.
And good riddance to stop and frisk. Had it survived the court challenges, it would have spread across the US to a burg near you.
But Bloomberg was right in that it did help the criminals decide that some days it wasn’t worth the possibility to of getting stopped and frisked and that leaving their point and click devices at home might be a good idea.
The recent ruling to reform the New York Police Department’s controversial ‘stop-and-frisk’ tactic has already led to a sharp rise in shootings, new figures reveal.
In the month after the policy was ruled unconstitutional shootings spiked nearly 13 per cent while gun seizures fell almost a fifth, the figures show.
In the 28 days up to September 8 there were 140 shootings across the city, compared with 124 over the same period last year, according to NYPD statistics.
So now let us all hope that whomever wins the mayor’s race this fall has some damn common sense to do what needs to be done to bring the crime rate back down to a reasonable levels.
Jail the criminals. Don’t blame inanimate objects.