Police officers weren't stopping blacks on sidewalks in white communities they were doing it in black communities. They were trying to protect innocent African Americans from being victims of crimes. So whether it was a good idea or not or whether it somehow made young African Americans mad or it hurt them by being profiled, the fact remains, it wasn't profiling because of the color of their skin.
They weren't being selected out of white and black people walking by. They weren't being selected if they were wearing a suit. They weren't being selected if they were older. They weren't being selected if they were too young. If it were just about color, anyone would be subject to a search.
This doesn't prevent Democrats and the mainstream media from pushing the narrative that the policy was racist and that white people and the police, hate blacks. This is a terrible way of dividing our country. In my opinion, this is treasonous because it tears our country apart.