My brother John Eterno and his fellow researcher Eli Silverman are at it again explaining in a Daily News Op-Ed why there should not be an NYPD study on stop and frisk and its relation to shootings.
Even if there is a 100% correlation between more stops (legal and illegal) and fewer shootings, Eterno and Silverman argue that police must still follow the law. That is the sound opinion of the authors as police engaging in illegal activities undermines our democracy.
If you can, please try to get a hold of Eterno and Silverman's book, The Crime Numbers Game. It's well worth the effort. You see how government's play with numbers. Crime statistics are like school test scores: made to dance anyway someone wants them to.