Retired NYPD Officer: ‘I Was A Racial Profiler’


Writing in the New York Daily News, retired New York Police Officer Jake McNicholas says, “I have a confession to make. I used a person’s race to initiate investigations and make subsequent arrests. In fact, according to the definition bandied about by those on the left who have no idea what they are talking about nor a clue when it comes to police work, I was – yes – a racial profiler.”

McNicholas worked in the 1980s and ’90s as a narcotics detective in upper Manhattan, in largely minorities neighborhoods. He says, “We made arrests, thousands of arrests, and here is one of the ways the white cops and Hispanic cops and black cops did it. We looked for white people. That’s all you really had to do. Cruise Broadway or Amsterdam Ave. or Riverside Drive in an unmarked car, spot the white guy driving the vehicle with the Jersey plate slow and deliberate, watch him park and shuffle to the sale location, watch him walk back to the vehicle with the pep in his step shortly thereafter and bingo. Most times you had a collar.”

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