Liberal morons who have never been in the inner cities and held up by someone with a knife or seen someone stabbed are bound to cry racism just because a certain segment of society appears to be being targetted. But what is the other option? To stop and search people who are not suspicious in order to just even things out, or to stop searching young black guys who are dressed like thugs and allow potentially dangerous people to do whatever they want?
I'm white and I live in London. When I was a kid I used to get stopped and searched almost every week for months and months. The police even smashed my front door down and dragged my mum and dad out of bed because they wrongly suspected I had a gun in the house and had been using it to mug people. I didn't mind getting searched that much because I knew I hadnt done anything wrong. I was strip searched a few times which I didn't like but hey, I got over it. If I had been a black guy I could have cried racism, and things might have been different. As it was, I fit a stereotype of a young thug in an urban area and was picked up because of it. I can live with that, it made the area I was living in safer.
Also, a couple of years ago me and a black friend of mine were involved in a fight with bouncers. We were both arrested. My friend was promtly de arrested when he said he'd been the victim of racism. But I had to spend the whole night in the police station - even though I'd been beaten up by black bouncers... Sometimes I think the police are very concious of being seen as racist, and act accordingly.
I think thats a given.