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If you’re  black person in New York City, be afraid, be very afraid.  Even with the stop and frisk trial in full swing, Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Ray Kelly don’t seem to want to back down. Last night during an interview with ABC’s “Nightline” , NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly reiterated a previous point made by Bloomberg earlier this week. Bloomberg said NYPD  critics unfairly compare the number of black and Latino men stopped to the number of black and Latino men in the general population, whereas they should be comparing the numbers of stops to the descriptions of suspects.

“The stark reality is that crime happens in communities of color,” Kelly told “Nightline” co-anchor Bill Weir Wednesday.

“About 70% to 75% of the people described as committing violent crimes — assault, robbery, shootings, grand larceny — are described as being African-American.

“The percentage of people who are stopped is 53% African-American,” he continued. “So really, African-Americans are being understopped in relation to the percentage of people being described as being the perpetrators of violent crime.”

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  • Blue

    Blah blah blah, Commissioner. Racial profiling is what it is.

  • MO

    THIS IS A DISGUSTING ACT OF RACISM AND I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE MAKING OFFICERS STOP AND FRISK FOR NO REASON EXCEPT FOR RACE. UGH PEOPLE EXIST LIKE THIS AND IT SCARES ME THAT THEY ARE IN HIGH POSiTIONS OF AUTHORITY. I DON’T LIVE IN NEW YORK BUT IN MINNESOTA THERE IS RACIAL PROFILING GOING ON ALL THE TIME BY THE POLICE. IT IS JUST SAD THAT PEOPLE CAN’T BE TREATED EQUALLY AS PEOPLE NOT AS BLACK, WHITE, OR HISPANIC.