Giancarlo Esposito, the actor best known for playing Buggin Out in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, became another statistic recently, after falling victim to the NYPD's super-popular Stop-and-Frisk program. Esposito was coming out of a rehearsal for a new play he's involved in when New York's finest drew guns on the 54-year-old.
One of the cops eventually realized who Esposito is, and the stopping and frisking ended.
87 percent of the 684,330 NYPD stops in 2011 were black or Hispanic. What's that tell you?