The argument against stop and frisk most commonly advanced is that it amounts to racial profiling. Actually, it amounts to crime-profiling.
Opponents of stop and frisk have claimed that blacks are more likely to be stopped than whites. This is true, and an unfortunate but inevitable outgrowth of the reality that a disproportionate number of blacks commit crimes.
In a Wall Street Journal column several years ago, Heather Mac Donald cites figures that blacks constituted 78% of shooting suspects and 74% of all shooting victims in New York in 2012, despite African Americans making up less than 23% of the population.
It is also the case that crime-riddled neighborhoods in need of more police patrols tend to be minority neighborhoods.
This is from
“Stop and Frisk: The Inner City’s Best Friend,” in Independent Women’s Forum: All issues are women’s issues.
Which looks quite good.