Anyone else read this story about how the NYPD is the latest bad evil police department committing the racial profiling faux pas?
I did a little research on the “Center for Constitutional Law.” I am always suspicious when someone names their organization that way (sounds too much like the “Center for all things good and right”). It’s as if they are begging me to check them out. So I did. Here is what they like to do:
They sued the first Bush administration to stop the liberation of Kuwait.
They sued Clinton for bombing Kosovo.
They directly compare Israel’s foreign policy to Augusto Pinochet’s ethnic cleansing.
And their current nonsensical position is the same tired whining I hear over and again. They imply that police stops should be related to the race of the population at large. Hogwash.
It is not my fault (nor any other cop’s) that racial minorities commit more crimes than whites. Here are the cold facts:
According to the latest federal figures, blacks are 12% of the U.S. population but account for 27% of all sexual-assault convictions, 66% of all robbery convictions and 38% of all fraud and embezzlement convictions. Similar numbers, by the way, for murder.
This is awful and inexcusable, but it is not my fault. See one of my original posts here for all the social systems that failed these young men prior to the police ever meeting them.
Where is the article accusing the welfare system of a culture of dependency? Did I miss the one that criticizes public schools for selling short the African American population with crummy schools, no supplies, and low teaching standards? I searched the Center’s website but could not find even one such suit…
Get pissed at them, Mr. Ratner, not the hard working cops who have to clean up their mess.