Daily Show: NYPD Should 'Stop, Frisk' Wall Street

'I can say that—some of my best friends are white men in suits,' says Jessica Williams

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 14, 2013 9:44 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The Daily Show took a judge's ruling that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional this week ("Good news," says host John Oliver, "if you happen to be a minority who likes walking") as an opportunity to rip into the practice. But correspondent Jessica Williams argues it doesn't go far enough, and would like to see the policy applied to "one of New York's most crime-ridden neighborhoods": Wall Street. "Some of my best friends are white men in suits," says Williams, but "it is a hard fact that white-collar crime is disproportionately committed by people who fit a certain profile. So if you're, say, a white, upper East Side billionaire with ties to the financial community like Michael Bloomberg, you've just got to accept getting roughed up by the police every once in a while."

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