AC W10 profiling by police in NY City Herbert nytimes

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March 2, 2010 OP-ED COLUMNIST  WWW.NYTIMES.COM Watching Certain People  By  BOB HERBERT From 2004 through 2009, in a policy that has gotten completely out of control,  New York City police officers stopped people on the street and checked them  out nearly three million times, frisking and otherwise humiliating many of  them. Upward of 90 percent of the people stopped are completely innocent of any  wrongdoing. And yet the New York Police Department is compounding this  intolerable indignity by compiling an enormous and permanent computerized  database of these encounters between innocent New Yorkers and the police.  Not only are most of the people innocent, but a vast majority are either black  or Hispanic. There is no defense for this policy. It’s a gruesome, racist practice  that should offend all New Yorkers, and it should cease. Police Department statistics show that 2,798,461 stops were made in that six- year period. In 2,467,150 of those instances, the people stopped had done  nothing wrong. That’s 88.2 percent of all stops over six years. Black people  were stopped during that period a staggering 1,444,559 times. Hispanics  accounted for 843,817 of the stops and whites 287,218. While crime has been going down, the number of people getting stopped by 
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