Do you know the stats on Stop and Frisk? Do you know how racially-motivated it is? Do you know how many people are stopped, and how little is gained in the long run?
Here are some stats from the video:
78 stops per hour
1,879 stops per day
13,187 stops per week
57,144 stops per month
For very little gained…
“In 2011 less than 1% of these stops uncovered weapons.”
Less than 1%
“Gun buyback programs have collected more in a single weekend than police stops have in an entire year.”
79% of the people stopped were – you guessed it – men of color.
Other targeted groups were LGBTQ folks and other non-gender conforming individuals.
“Things CAN change.”
Visit Communities United for Police Reform to help.