Some people, especially men of color, report being harassed by police officers.  They often feel that police are not for them, as they are for some members of our society, but against them… making their lives more risky, more dangeous, even deadly.  Attesting to this, Jay at MontClair SocioBlog posted a graph he put together based on this article about the NYPD.  It shows that, sure enough, when the police stop people on the street in New York, it almost always results in… nothing:


See also this post that shows, with data, that racial profiling doesn’t work.