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Heather Mac Donald, defending the police-state:

The suit, Floyd v. New York, has the potential to shut down one of the NYPD’s most important crime-fighting techniques—proactive policing, whereby officers are expected to stop crime before it happens by questioning individuals engaged in suspicious behavior — Color Them Blind.

The problem is not the profiling; the problem is the concept of “proactive policing,” which allows the police to harass people who are not breaking the law and is a few short steps away from PreCrime (arresting people who, according to a statistical model, were very likely to commit a crime). A Reader wonders what Heather Mac Donald will think when the NYPD start frisking people who write for City Journal.

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