NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York Civil Liberties Union has used the NYPD’s own statistics to dispute the police department claim that the stop-and-frisk program effectively takes guns off the streets.
“This is a program about putting fear into and disrupting the lives of young men of color and it’s about going after marijuana. It is not about going after guns because it just doesn’t work that way,” NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman.
Lieberman pointed out that in 2003, there was one gun recovered for every 254 people stopped, for a total of 633 guns. In 2012, with an additional 372,060 stops, only 96 more guns were recovered.