Conservative Amy Holmes Scorches Discriminatory ‘Stop-And-Frisk’ On MSNBC | Roland Martin Reports

Conservative Amy Holmes Scorches Discriminatory ‘Stop-And-Frisk’ On MSNBC

Source: Noah Rothman / Mediaite

Amy Holmes, former speechwriter for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) and anchor of Real News on The Blaze TV, ripped New York City’s controversial “stop-question-and-frisk” policy in an appearance with MSNBC’s Chris Jansing. Holmes said that she believes the policy is racially discriminatory because, in her wealthier and whiter Manhattan neighborhood, criminal behavior is practiced in the open without fear of police reprisal.

Asked by Jansing about “the mistrust that develops between police and the citizens of any given city” which results from policing strategies like “stop-and-frisk,” Holmes said that she thinks this is a “huge problem.”

“We understand that from ‘stop-and-frisk’ the majority of arrest — I think over 90 percent — have to do with marijuana possession,” Holmes said. “I live in the West Village in New York City, and there’s no ‘stop-and-frisk’ policy there and I could point to you 10 people who were smoking pot openly, and they didn’t get arrested.”

“So, I’m very concerned that ‘stop-and-frisk’ is targeting certain communities, people of color, in a disproportionate way,” Holmes asserted, “and I can tell you, as someone who lives in Manhattan, they could come and find crime in my neighborhood, but they don’t because it’s frankly where a lot of wealthy white people live.”

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  • Fordf250

    She’s a friggin Hypocrite. She spends her days defending a purely racial Republican agenda and then tries to make her black side feel better by attacking this. Shut up Amy. Your opinion is not wanted. Black Republicans make me the worst type of nauseous. You open your mouth and I throw up a little in mine. You and all Black Repukes are a disgrace. The policies you protect within the Republican party are the same policies that bring these types of laws to the front.

  • Miss Higgi

    Well FINALLY something that makes sense comes out of her mouth!!! Must be something she ate or she must have fell and bumped her head accidentally reacquainting her with reality! Imagine That! Would it be premature to welcome her back home? Yeah, its too early. Let’s wait a bit!!!

  • nabboy

    Hey you, where’s the real Amy!!

  • Cris

    I was thinking about this very thing this morning. The difference between the hustlers who so call do it illegally first those who earn their wealth “legally”.