Thursday, November 21, 2013

Everything you Need To know about stop and frisk in one sentence

New Stop-and-Frisk Report: A Paltry 3% Are Convicted Out of 2.4 Million Stops | Alternet: " 
 New York’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, hailed by the city’s mayor and police chief as crucial in fighting crime, could boast only a 3% conviction rate between 2009 and 2012, according to a report by the state attorney general released on Thursday."

'via Blog this'

it gets better ...

Schneiderman's study found that 0.3% of the 2.4m stops led to jail sentences of more than 30 days, and 0.1% led to convictions for violent crime.

But hey, we all FEEL better knowing the police are doing SOMETHING.

We have indeed become the security theater country.

On Unpaid Internships

They are the modern equivalent of slavery and should be illegal. The only difference being that you voluntarily are selling yourself into internship and so it is not the poorest and most downtrodden that end up there but the upper half of the socioeconomic spectrum.

Tell me that isn't very strange