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On tape, NYC cop told to frisk 'the right people'

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Stop and friskA police inspector in New York, speaking on a recording played in court, orders his subordinate to target male blacks for street stops. The recording was played Thursday, the fourth day of a trial on a class-action lawsuit that covers stop-and-frisk inspections, The New York Times reported.

During a conversation, South Bronx Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack urged his subordinate, Pedro Serrano, to be more active and conduct more street stops. McCormack told Serrano he needed to stop "the right people at the right time, the right location."

Serrano then asked McCormack what he meant by the "right people."

" The problem was, what, male blacks," Inspector McCormack said to Serrano. "And I told you at roll call, and I have no problem telling you this, male blacks 14 to 20, 21."


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