Earlier this week, Judge Shira Schiendlin rejected New York's controversial policing policy known as "Stop and Frisk."
According to Schiendlin, "the city's highest officials have turned a blind eye to the evidence that officers are conducting stops in a racially discriminatory manner." She went on to conclude, "The city and its highest officials believe that blacks and Hispanics should be stopped at the same rate as their proportion of the local criminal suspect population. But this reasoning is flawed because the stopped population is overwhelmingly innocent - not criminal."
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was not happy with the decision. At a press conference after the ruling was announced he said, "it's a dangerous decision made by a judge who doesn't understand how policing works." Showing no signs of concession, the mayor also vowed to appeal the ruling.
Bloomberg's defiance, in the face of a pretty clear-cut ruling by the judge, inspired artist Kevin Eason to create the below.
Check it out and let us know what you think.
About the artist:
Kevin Eason is a freelance editorial cartoonist and illustrator from New Jersey. His brand of satire covers news events in politics, entertainment, sports and much more. Follow him on Facebook.