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NYPD Memo: Indians Are Asian

September 13, 2013  | 

Photo via Wikimedia.
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New York City police officers received a lesson in demography Monday in the form of a memo clarifying the difference between Native Americans and Asian Indians.

Commissioner Ray Kelly told NYPD officers that "incorrect racial identification impacts the department's data collection" in the memo.

Apparently in a modest number of reports, crime victims were alternatively described as Asian and American Indian. The mistake was discovered by the Quality Assurance Division, reports the New York Daily News.

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Boston @ 9/13/2013 4:26 PM

I'm sure glad the QA Department caught such a important racial I.D problem. If anyone in this country got the screwed it was the American Indian. Our country is wasting money left and right to continue with security along with draining the taxpayers and putting unnecessary stress on Departments across the nation. A cheaper way out regarding terrorism is to close borders and control the numbers from all countries before this country looks like Syria. Our police departments will turn into a military style police force and this will be passed on to the poor public as another improvement for Public Safety. Just like the cameras.

GP Cobb @ 9/13/2013 7:27 PM

Difference:[as I know it] India is Black Caucasian by race.
The American Indian [ another race ] has surely lost out and the last rights lost in 1906. Me thinks it's time to card the descendants and give them their due.
[I repent what my European forfathers did to Native Americans]

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/19/2013 9:53 AM

I always wondered if you have no idea what the persons race is, is it ok to guess? I would just write in on a ticket what I thought they looked like since I had no ideawhast to put. Asking them only leads to you suddenly becoming a racist in their eyes. It's a no win problem for every body.

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