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The head of the NAACP ignores the fact that blacks commit a disproportionate number of crimes …

The head of the NAACP said Sunday that even some members of the New York Police Department oppose the city's policy of street stops, with mostly minorities being questioned.

Benjamin Jealous, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, told the congregation of the Nazarene Congregational Church in Brooklyn that the civil rights group is hearing from its members who are NYPD officers.

Addressing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was not present, "I ask you, before you leave, repair the damage you have done," Jealous said from the pulpit. "Kids in this city are too afraid of the very people who have sworn to respect and protect them." At his State of the City address several days ago, the mayor "felt the need to evangelize what he sees as the value of the stop-and-frisk program," Jealous said.

He said his speech Sunday was intended as a direct response to the mayor's "fear-mongering."

The NYPD's practice of stopping, questioning and sometimes frisking hundreds of thousands of people on city streets each year has received widespread criticism. Officials say the technique deters crime. Critics say the stops intimidate innocent people and raise issues of racial profiling.

There's "no statistical relationship between stop-and-frisk and New York City's steadily dropping crime rate," said Jealous, adding that there's "increasing discomfort among the rank-and-file of the NYPD about this policy." <Source>

The discussion on Saturday’s (02/23/13) Wall Street Journal Report included a segment about whether or not the lower murder rate in New York justified the current police “stop and frisk” policy which is being opposed by the NAACP because blacks are disproportionally stopped.

The best statement during the discussion came from a Black journalist noting that the Black community welcomes lower crime rates.

Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal, speaking on the Wall Street Journal Report about New York’s “stop and frisk” policy … “But this is all based on behavior. Black behavior. That’s what [NAACP President] Ben Jealous doesn’t want to talk about. Ben Jealous and the NAACP are interested in maintaining the relevance of the NAACP. They’re in the grievance industry. And the fact of the matter is, they want to ignore the Black behavior that is driving these policies. The Blacks are only 13% of the population, Paul [Gigot, the program moderator], but they’re 50% of the people committing homicides and 90% of their victims are other black people.” 

Well said Jason!

Bottom line …

We know that President Obama and his cadre of socialist fellow travelers in Congress, notably the members of the Congressional Black Caucus, are demanding the disarming of American citizens rather than acknowledge that most of the murders and crime in the nations is committed in democrat-controlled inner cities, many of which already have the strictest gun control laws in the nation. These are the politically correct people who would rather make law abiding citizens more vulnerable to crazies and criminals than note that minorities (the democrat base) are committing the majority of crime.

Call me a racist, but profiling those who actually commit the crimes is a great policy. Political correctness does not mean we need to make ourselves more vulnerable to criminals and crazies to satisfy the feigned anger of black activists who need racial animosity to increase to personally profit from their outrage.

-- steve

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