ATTENTION BLACK US AMERICANS: Famous Actor Kal Penn is very sad about your crimes

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Hi. This is Actor Kal Penn. You may remember him from such films as Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Kumar Gets a Medical Degree and Goes to Work for That Dickish Doctor With the Limp, and Kumar Takes a Job as Lex Luthor’s Henchman for Some Reason. On Twitter I suggested a title for his next magnum opus:

I suggested that title because Actor Kal Penn is, apparently, a strong supporter of Michael Bloomberg’s “Stop and Frisk” program. This is the program whereby NYPD officers are charged with carefully observe the behavior of pedestrians to determine if they are black or Latino acting suspiciously, and gives them the authority to stop those pedestrians who are found to be black or Latino acting suspiciously so as to question and/or frisk them. A couple of days ago a federal judge ruled that Stop and Frisk violates the Constitution because, you’ll want to sit down for this because it’s shocking, she found that the NYPD, of all organizations, tended to disproportionately detain people who were acting suspiciously black and Latino. This is an outrage, because the statistics do not back this conclusion up at all:

“Nobody racially profiles” is a curious statement. Every year since 2003, blacks and Latinos have consistently accounted for around 85 percent of stop-and-frisk selectees; according to 2010 census data, blacks and Latinos make up 52.6 percent of New York City’s total population. “Even in neighborhoods that are predominantly white, black, and Latino New Yorkers face the disproportionate brunt,” reports the New York Civil Liberties Union. “For example, in 2011, Black and Latino New Yorkers made up 24 percent of the population in Park Slope, but 79 percent of stops.”

See? Except for how the statistics make it crystal clear that NYPD officers are racially profiling people for Stop and Frisk, there’s absolutely no evidence here that NYPD officers are racially profiling people for Stop and Frisk!

So now the NYPD has to make all kinds of changes to its favorite program that will make it not so racist, which, like, why even bother, you know? And Actor Kal Penn agrees:

This is the kind of Keen Insight we need from our B-Actor-Turned-Important-Social-Commentator Class. We should all be very worried about these “activist judges” brazenly insisting on adherence to the Constitution instead of allowing US American cities to institute ineffective and racist policies driven by Blind Fear. Oh, and “activist judges” is apparently a Thing that people who used to work in the Obama Administration are worrying about these days. Who knew?

It was suggested to Actor Kal Penn that other cities that have not instituted a “Stop All the Blacks and Latinos” policy are seeing even greater decreases in crime than NYC, but Actor Kal Penn is no dummy; he knows the score:

Now that is some Fact-Based Analysis, right there!

See, Blacks and Latinos? You are making Actor Kal Penn sad with your conjectured propensity toward committing and being victims of “the most crimes.” Only a policy that protects the poor Black victims of The Most Crimes by preemptively treating them as criminals themselves can heal the rifts, not only in US America, but also in Actor Kal Penn’s very soul.

I considered that this might have been some elaborate troll, a performance art piece via Twitter designed to ultimately expose the shallow idiocy of defenders of the Stop and Frisk program, but it turns out that Actor Kal Penn got mugged one time, so now he’s an expert on crime and criminality. That’s just Science.

Now let’s all get fake high and hang out with crazy Neil Patrick Harris, and…scene.

Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas!

Author: DWD

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