Donald Trump denied debate moderator Lester Holt’s suggestion that “stop and frisk” led to racial profiling.
He’s wrong. In 2011, at the peak of the practice, the NYPD stopped 685,724 people; 53 percent of them were black, 34 percent were Latino. Black and Latino males between the ages of 14 and 24 made up 4.7 percent of the city’s population — and 41 percent of the stops. In 99.9 percent of stops, no guns were found.
Stop and frisk also didn’t make the city safer. Since a federal judge ruled against the practice in 2012, stops dropped drastically. And so did crime.