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August 16, 2013 at 6:35 AM

The Daily Show nails New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy

Rally against stop-and-frisk policies.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Rally against stop-and-frisk policies.
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Yes, it was a federal judge who put a bright light on New York City’s “policy of indirect racial profiling.” But credit “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central with truly putting the NYPD’s discriminatory practices in perspective.

Faux news correspondent Jessica Williams did a brilliant segment with fake news anchor John Oliver on why she thought Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s policies of search and seizures were absolutely appropriate, and should be applied more broadly across the city.

Click here to watch Williams eviscerate a public policy. Stereotypes can be exploited to make all kinds of points, as Williams masterfully demonstrates.

Viewers should know she is standing in a crime-ridden part of the city.

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