Poll Shows NYC Racially Divided Over NYPD’s ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Policy

57 percent of white voters approve of the practice

black man arrested by nypdFrom The Associated Press

New York City voters are divided along racial lines over the New York Police Department’s “stop-and-frisk” strategy, according to a poll released Thursday.

The Quinnipiac University survey found that 57 percent of white city voters approve of the Police Department’s practice of detaining and sometimes searching anyone officers deem suspicious. But only 25 percent of black voters surveyed said they approve of the policy, which affects many more minorities than white residents. Of those surveyed, 53 percent of Hispanics said they approve of the practice.

The NYPD stopped close to 700,000 people on the street last year. Nearly 87 percent were black or Hispanic, and about half were frisked. About 10 percent were arrested.

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