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Bill O'Reilly: The New Face of Stop-and-Frisk in New York

By Jennifer Carnig, New York Civil Liberties Union at 10:31am

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Bill O'Reilly thinks it is "hating America" to be concerned about a racially-biased police tactic that has stripped more than 2 million New Yorkers of their dignity over the past five years.

Bill O'Reilly thinks it is "hating America" to question the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a program in which nine-out-of-10 people who are stopped and interrogated by police are completely innocent and let go without any charges or even a citation.

Bill O'Reilly thinks it is "hating America" to demand that the NYPD treat all New Yorkers with fairness and dignity in their quest to keep the streets of our city safe.

That doesn't sound like hating America to us. That sounds like standing up for equality and justice – sounds pretty American to me.

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