The NYPD policy is said to be fundamentally discriminatory toward African Americans and Hispanics.
Another proof that the NYPD is racially biased.
A Former Cop has revealed that the police from the 122nd Precinct on Staten Island were involved in some sort of entertaining game: a misdemeanor counted as one point; a felony, 1.5. If you fell below your set goals, or quotas, for any given month, you lost points. The winner needed three each month to get overtime and vacation. If they didn’t, they reportedly risked time up on “Sky Watch,” a mounted street tower for patrol units.
The policy is said to be fundamentally discriminatory toward African Americans and Hispanics, who constitute the overwhelming majority of arrests in the city. By turning them into forceful mandates, the federal suit argues, commanders are technically using quotas, which are illegal under a 2010 state law.
Police target black, Hispanic or poor neighborhoods to stop people, because in these areas people usually don’t have lawyers and don’t know their rights, thus they are ready to pay any illegal fines.
Moreover, this policy is discriminatory towards police officers of color.