If the racial disparities of New York City’s arrest statistics don’t shock you, maybe this will: Chinese animators known for creating bizarre parodies of U.S. news have released a new video ripping the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” policy that shows a cop literally crawling up a black man’s rear end.
It’s so over the top, the video is enough to cause one to stop and wonder what it really means when a Chinese animation studio is getting this kind of laughs off the behavior of an American police force.
“When frisking a suspect, do your job thoroughly,” the video instructs officers. “Don’t be shy about going into the crotch area.”
The animated officer in the video below certainly takes that mandate seriously.
This video was published to YouTube on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
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