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Poll: New Yorkers Divided on Stop and Frisk Along Racial Lines

Wow, you mean people whose race isn't targeted by police don't have a problem with the civil rights of others being violated? For safety!

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New York City voters are divided along racial lines over the New York Police Department's "stop-and-frisk" strategy, according to a poll released Thursday.

The Quinnipiac University survey found that 57 percent of white city voters approve of the Police Department's practice of detaining and sometimes searching anyone officers deem suspicious. But only 25 percent of black voters surveyed said they approve of the policy, which affects many more minorities than white residents. Of those surveyed, 53 percent of Hispanics said they approve of the practice.