"During a 2010 meeting, New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the city’s aggressive stop-and-frisk policy targeted so many young black and Latino men because "he wanted to instill fear in them, every time they leave their home they could be stopped by the police," according to testimony by State Senator Eric Adams (D-NY). Adams, a former NYPD captain, said the statement came during a private conversation Kelly had with Gov. David A. Patterson and Adams to discuss the stop-and-frisk tactic’s significance as a crime-fighting tool."
What is the real purpose of the rampant stop-and-frisk procedures the NYPD conducts, and why are minorities so disproportionately the targets? One police commisioners testimony may hold the truth.