Back in August, Federal Judge Shira Scheindli ruled New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy was unconstitutional. Her reason? She argued the policy unfairly discriminated against minorities in the city with “indirect racial profiling.” At the time of the ruling, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly expressed disappointment, said policies like stop-and-frisk are the reason crime in New York is down and warned the ruling prevents the police from doing their job properly.
Now, just one month later, crimes that involve guns are up in New York City. From the New York Post:
The recent ruling against stop-and-frisk has emboldened the city’s pistol-packing perps.
In the month after federal judge Shira Scheindlin’s decision that the police procedure is unconstitutional, shootings spiked nearly 13 percent — and gun seizures plummeted more than 17 percent, The Post has learned.