Most New Yorkers Say NYPD Favors Whites: Poll

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

NYPD, New York Police Department, police (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

The majority of New Yorkers say the NYPD favors whites over blacks, according to a New York Times poll.

Eighty percent of black New Yorkers and 48 percent of whites believe the department favors one race over the other, the paper found.

The majority of black residents polled said stop and frisk resulted in the harassment of innocent people. But whites said the tactic was a way to bolster safety.

The poll conducted on Aug. 10 to Aug. 15 surveyed 1,026 adults using landlines and cell phones. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points. The margin is 6 points for black residents and 7 for Hispanic residents.


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Poll: Is Stop and Frisk a Violation of the 4th Amendment?

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Aug. 23 2012 02:07 PM
lexiousjordan from nashville tn

with all the bigotry and hate,god would never bless a country,such as this one.

Aug. 22 2012 12:19 AM

So when a black person says they were robbed by a black person & a cops sees one fitting the description are you to tell the victim that you can do nothing because it would be unfair? We are a country of it's everyone elses fault. The crime statistics show where the crime occurs.

Aug. 21 2012 03:12 PM

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