A dilema is when you see your mother-in-law driving over a cliff in your brand new Corvette.   Here Pinch Sulzberg and the New York Times have a similar dilema.  The Times absolutely hates guns, legal or otherwise, and also opposes racial profiling.

The Times reports a story suggesting that the New York Police Department  is racial profing in the search for handguns.  

Paul J. Browne, the chief police spokesman, said later that the department’s analysis of the numbers showed that while 55.2 percent of the stop encounters last year involved blacks, 68.5 percent of crimes involved suspects described as black by their victims (or by witnesses, in the case of homicides). Hispanics, he said, made up 30.5 percent of those stopped and 24.5 percent of suspected offenders. For whites, he said, the numbers were 11.1 percent and 5.3 percent, respectively.

Just imagine the high state of dudgeon the in which the Times would be if these stops were immigration, or terror related?   Imagine if it were Moslems which were being stopped.

I don’t sense a lot angst about this story yet, and suspect that it will not become a pet cause at the Times.

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