The Voter Rights Act has just been gutted, and Stop and Frisk is under fire. On the surface, they're two very different policies, but they have more in common than you might think:
So what's the problem? "They're working".
The Voter Rights Act was working, so republicans decided it was no longer necessary and SCOTUS pulled it's teeth.
The policy of Stop and Frisk "was working" so republicans insist it is absolutely necessary to continue racial profiling, stopping more people of color on the streets of New York than there are people of color in the city, when it's a statistical fact that whites are more likely to be in possession of illegal drugs.
Anyone else seeing hypocrisy? Because what I'm seeing is that the Voter Rights Act was working, and Stop and Frisk is not. But in backwardville-republicanland, reality doesn't have much of a place.