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There was a silent march on this Father's Day in New York City thousands walking down Fifth Avenue to protest this city stop and frisk policy.
Which allows cops to search any pedestrian they reasonably suspect is up to no good.
This is what they are trying to stop watch this kid -- this robbery suspect firing his gun at tops.
As they attempt to run him down -- you run that one more time there is firing has got.
-- -- -- Stop and -- is widely credited by many with helping make New York the nation's safest big city.
With the murder rate less than half -- of Chicago and about 13 out of Philadelphia also -- -- as Philadelphia.
But opponents like these silent protesters at the march today.
You know they point to the fact that this practice is also hugely discriminatory for example.
I'll be almost 700000.
Stops last year.
Were blacks and Latinos.
And activists like the Reverend Al Sharpton and Ben jealous the president of the NAACP.
Call stop and -- the most massive local racial profiling program in this country.
-- and it.
Or do you want to modify it and make it colorful.
We want to the end of racial profiles.
And the object of today.
And -- meeting with him the other day was to say.
Nobody wants to coddle criminals.
-- -- you have.
The data that establishes racial -- when you have the data.
There's there's even a majority white areas over 70% of people start the black and Latino that's a profile -- policy what about the argument that.
It works to a certain extent as an outward when you look at the fact that the guns confiscated in 2011.
We're not much higher than the guns confiscated 2003.
We look at 88% of the people they stopped in first had no guns no marijuana nothing.
How does it work.
To Jack up the majority of blacks and Latino young man in the city and innocent.
And they have nothing that doesn't work it works for those that don't get jacked up so one of the reasons that we came down them up beside it a silent march.
-- -- -- -- -- We came down a community that doesn't -- to children thrown up against the wall to who we came on Father's -- to show on David most people would.
-- -- their fathers that it is important output tens of thousands of people.
To break up their Father's Day to come and during we showed a discipline.
In the upper east side the -- don't show -- around a -- to have tens of thousands.
To besides that shows an impeccable discipline I hope the commission are concerned police -- that same kind of discipline and I couldn't.
What about the fact mr.
jealous that Chicago has more than twice the homicide rate -- stop and -- Philadelphia more than three times the homicide rate.
No stopping for a you can look at you know so it's true that violent crime is gone down here by 29%.
With some -- but in this.
Baltimore's down by 37%.
No stop and -- in Dallas 49%.
No stopping phrase this doesn't actually make us safer in 99.9.
Percent people don't have -- don't.
Stop and -- 760 guys have more stock in -- sub black boys and men fourteen to 24 -- -- black boys and men.
In the entire city.
What we know about.
Profiling is it builds a wall between the most -- places in the city.
And the cops who have sworn to serve and protect -- so it's not surprising that a city like Los Angeles could lower violent crime twice as far.
Without this program.
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