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ACLU: Newark stop-and-frisk targets black residents more than others

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Despite comprising just more than half of Newark’s population, African-Americans make up 75 percent of the stops under the city Police Department’s stop-and frisk-program, a report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has found.

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And I'll bet they're committing at least 75 percent of the crimes in Newark. I can see a problem if law enforcement targeted certain groups of people for stop-and frisk in say Cherry Hill or Haddonfield, but we're talking Newark, the armed car-jacking capital of New Jersey.

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