Fox’s Bill O’Reilly admits the “stop and frisk” policy Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking to have abolished in New York is racist, but supports it nonetheless.
On the network’s show, “Fox & Friends,” O’Reilly said that O’Reilly said:
“This is about racism. This is a racial story, not a drug story. Brought crime way down in New York. Way down, OK? he cops know who the wise guys are, who the dealers are, who the punks are and they know who the muggers are. And they try to get these guys on anything. It’s like getting Al Capone on tax evasion instead of murder. So they know that these guys carry pot and other drugs. And they stop and they frisk and they find them and they send them into the system. That’s what drives crime down. Get them off the street. The left hats that. Hates it, because it is racial profiling, but it’s really criminal profiling.
‘It’s a crime-fighting technique that they’re going to take away from NYPD. And you mark my words: Street crime in New York will go up because of that.”
There were 685,724 “stop and frisks” in New York last year alone, and 87 per cent of the people who were stopped were black and Latino. To put it into more perspective, blacks and Latinos make up about 50 per cent of NYC’s population.