THIS POST WAS WRITTEN BEFORE THE RECENT NYPD SHOOTING OF NATIONAL GUARDSMAN NOEL POLANCO DURING A TRAFFIC STOP
& PERHAPS NOW IS EVEN MORE TIMELY
WARNING!: One of my favorite patriotic slogans is, " I Support Good Cops! " so please don't presume me a cop-hater- I'm a cop appreciater! LOL
I'm now ( literally NOW! lol ) a very unlikely supporter of " stop & frisk " policies. My support downtime of this controversial policy has nothing to do with a love for thugs and everything to do with not wanting good people of certain hues harassed i.e tens of thousands Black and Brown men searched to no avail .
NYPD's policy has drawn much fire from the progressive civil rights lobby and I have agreed up to this point. While I don't support stopping Americans While Black ( or Brown ) I do support stopping Americans While Criminal which in public is disproportionately Black and Brown.
Not every Black or Brown man does so, if police aren't racially profiling, Americans of these colors should have minimal negative law enforcement contact. As a big dark skinned Southern Black male who doesn't congregate with known criminals I can attest that police do not stop me for any reason.
This choice not to hang out on corners nor closely associate with bad actors offers Black and Brown men younger than I a new civil rights strategy: don't hang with homeboys acting and dressing like bad rap video thugs and watch cops pass you by while on patrol.
Americans who look and act like bad rap video thugs find themselves stopped and frisked far more than Americans who don't. We must govern ourselves better before demanding White folks improve governance. Black and Brown (un) popular culture glamorize drug dealers and bandits which in turn shovels young people into behaviors filling jails and prisons nationwide.
So long as police can differentiate between chocolate klansmen and chocolate citizens I cannot oppose " stop & frisk " policies so long as men who aren't committing crime aren't targeted. Just being Black or Brown on the White side of town isn't sufficient.
Again I'm big and dark skinned. Any racist with a badge could use those characteristics alone to question me but my lack of suspicious activity thus far keeps them at bay. Should I loiter and change my look to mirror universal thug wear it might be a different story (lol ).
" Stop & Frisk " is an unlikely civil rights policy because, properly used, it will catch Black and Brown men who relentlessly lynch their peers in Hood zip codes. Given our murder rates that amounts to a civil rights victory we should trumpet.
If these guys stop killing could " stopping & frisking " stop as well?
NOTE: Here's a story about a young brother called " NY Resistance " who documents New York police officers enforcing this policy.
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