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(SILive)   The suspect was described as being between 5ft 5in and 5ft 9in, wearing pants. If you think you spotted the suspect, DO NOT give any further descriptions to the NYPD   ( silive.com) divider line
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2013-06-19 02:57:26 PM  
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BarkingUnicorn: Profedius: Identifying the characteristics of a suspect in not racial profiling

No, but the characteristics constitute a profile.  Stopping someone  solely because he fits a profile is what this bill aims to end.  It also encompasses gender, age, and other types of profiles, not just racial profiles.

The cops will have to work like this:

"Be on the lookout for a black male, approximately 20 to 25 years old, wearing... if you see a person fitting this description AND he is doing something that arouses reasonable, specific, articulable suspicion, you may stop him."

The "reasonable suspicion" part is what NYPD has been ignoring.

True, but I do not have a problem with the police questioning everyone who fits the description. The problem here is that black people feel they are being harassed by the police, but the problem is the greater number of petty crimes are committed by black people. I am pretty sure that black people are being harassed by the police, but the problem is not their race, but the actions of their race. If they want to correct the problem they need to start raising their kids right and taking some responsibility instead of trying to implement laws that make law enforcement more difficult and cost society its safety
2013-06-19 01:34:01 PM  
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Years back (dunno if they're still like this), one of the news stations in Roanoke, Virginia, was just like this.  They would NOT give the skin color of any suspect, no matter how urgent the report was.

One time, back in 2000 or so, there was a guy who got into some big argument with his woman.  Shot her, walked out, shot at / wounded a couple neighbors, stole a random car, and drove down the street popping off random shots.  Police are looking for him, stressing how dangerous he was, he was armed, he was shooting at random people, etc etc.

News report gave:
His name
What he was wearing
That he had a shaved head
His home address
What high school he went to

EVERY damn thing but the color of his skin.
2013-06-19 01:29:23 PM  
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New York should just take a break from making laws.  Seriously.  Just stop.
2013-06-19 01:29:11 PM  
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"The bill allows police officers to use all manner of descriptive information, including skin color, height, age, in suspect descriptions. It absolutely allows it and it's a lie to say it doesn't."

http://gothamist.com/2013/06/19/post_regurgitates_lies_about_bill_a. ph p
2013-06-19 01:17:42 PM  
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blatz514: Do these people seriously not have anything else better to do?

Lefties? No. They don't.
2013-06-19 01:10:20 PM  
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Do these people seriously not have anything else better to do?
2013-06-19 12:51:26 PM  
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You've gotta be kidding me. A lot of news organizations already do this to be politically correct, much to the chagrin of anyone with a brain.

"Well we don't wanna offend anybody......"
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