Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Big Frisk

New York's Stop and Frisk policy has been declared unconstitutional.  It is considered "racial profiling" because it targets blacks and latinos.  If the law is to be preserved it has to be administered more "across the board" by, I guess, expanding it to other groups.

Mayor Bloomberg says the judicial ruling is bad for New Yorkers.  He says the police go to the "high crime" areas.  I think he is a bit narrow in his thinking about "high crime."

I suggest that an ideal place to expand the policy is in another "high crime" area: Wall Street.  If the police stopped and frisked the suit and tie crowd, I bet they might find some of those infamous hundred dollar bills used for sniffing.  Of, if the frisk included opening a briefcase or two, there might be some of those highly touted worthless investments, or even a phony mortgage or two.

Most of the people stopped and frisked so far were innocent.  A few were sent to jail.  Since no one from the Wall Street crowd has yet been sent to jail, the police could immediately improve their record.

When it comes to Wall Street, we've all been frisked.


  1. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post, Joan. You hit the nail on the head! The Big Frisk, indeed. It is beyond disgusting that a person of any race or color can't just walk down the street without being considered a potential criminal. We should empty the prisons of petty drug users and fill them up with Wall Street Banksters instead!