Friday, May 20, 2022

DJ Envy Blasted For Supporting ‘Racist’ Stop-and-Frisk Policy (LISTEN)

DJ Envy

*DJ Envy, who is of Black and Puerto Rican descent, and one of the hosts of The Breakfast Club on New York’s Power 105.1 radio station, spoke recently on the stop-and-frisk policy, a hot topic that was discussed during Monday night’s presidential debate.

“They got a lot of guns off the street,” DJ Envy said to his co-hosts. “The way the NYPD was doing it was unconstitutional. They didn’t do it the way that it was supposed to be done. That’s why they pulled it from New York.”

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Co-host Charlamagne Tha God reminded Envy about the systemic racism in the United States, and dropped a few facts to support why stop-and-frisk procedures are unnecessary.

“They had a 2013 report from the attorney general that found that out of 2.4 million stops by police between 2009 and 2012, the stops resulted in a 3 percent conviction rate and just 0.1 percent of the stops went on to a violent crime conviction,” Charlamagne said.

Listen to the segment below:

DJ Envy believes that, if executed properly, stop-and-frisk could be effective because the policy got guns off the streets and that’s all that matters.

“They said the NYPD actually didn’t do it right. They were stop-and-frisking anybody and didn’t do areas where there was a lot of crime in those areas. They said if that was done the right way, it probably would be a lot higher. But they did get a lot of guns of the street regardless. Even if you can say it was 0.1 percent, they got tons of guns off the street, which is the most important thing,” Envy said.

His point-of-view rubbed followers the wrong way, and many took to social media to sound off. Check out some of the responses below.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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