… but whites get more “summomses.”
Yes, you read it here first — actually, I read it at Michelle Malkin first, and she at Tom Maguire.
Basically, the Times is scrambling after getting caught playing its juvenile racial profiling games. The Grey Lady wanted to use a Rand study to argue (in a “news” story) that blacks and Hispanics are more likely than whites to be hassled by police. The problem is, they botched the story — in fact, whites get more summonses, not less, and the paper incorrectly reported the number of people stopped and under-counted the number of police officers who are more likely to stop whites than others. The Times has issued a correction and, as Maguire puts it, “disappeared” correspondent Al Baker’s original botched paragraph. But Maguire unearthed it. It said:
Whites and members of minorities have a roughly equal chance of being stopped by police officers and questioned on the street in New York City. But officers are more likely to frisk, search, arrest or give summonses to black or Hispanic people — or to use force against them — according to a study released yesterday.
Hilariously, in its haste to correct Baker’s story, the Times now features this incomprehensible passage:
Whites and members of minorities have a roughly equal chance of being stopped by police officers and questioned on the street in New York City. But officers are more likely to frisk, search, arrest black or to use force against them Hispanic people, but more likely to give summomses to whites, according to a study released yesterday.