In the book Outcasts United, the author, Warren St. John, tells a story about a young Jordanian woman, Luma Mufleh, who founded a youth soccer program that consisted of the majority of young refugee boys now living Clarkston, Georgia. The teams consisted of players from the ages of nine to seventeen that were forced to flee their war torn countries and have since been relocated in apartment complexes in the Clarkston area. Luma’s purpose for starting the “Fugees” was to help keep these boys off of the streets and she hoped to help them build a better life in the United States. She knew what it was like coming from a completely different country. Luma came from her home country of Jordan to go to college but when she told her father that she
As a young black male in 2017, our society has me racially profiled. Anytime they see a young black male like myself, eyebrows raise. Society does not view us as equals, they view us as a minority even though we are a majority. We are viewed as the ground the walk on. They think we will never amount to anything. The African American population has contributed so much to this country and we still don't get the respect we deserve. Society expects us to fail, drop out of school, live a life of crime. Society expects me to have four kids and three baby mamas and on probation bc I can't pay child support. Society expects me to deal drugs and be in gang related activities. If I am walking through a wealthy neighborhood after dark society expects
On April 29, 2017 Jordan Edwards, unarmed, was leaving a house party that was getting “out of hand”. He was fatally shot and killed while in the car leaving with his brother and three other unarmed teenagers. Jordan was considered a great student and he was liked by many of his teachers and classmates. This is just one of the many times police officers have fatally shot someone that was unarmed and just happened to be black. Police racism is a very big problem in America. The killings of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Walter Scott are other examples of police racism and brutality as well.
Everyone is a part of this systemic profiling. People of color is suffering and being influenced. The struggle of race, color, sex, language, religion, political, or even each social origin and segregation. People of color is discriminated from the rest and the human rights are unfair and also they are suffering from slavery. They do not have the respect and human dignity, so it is a disadvantage. It means the American Dream is not for the people of color. According to the article of Racial Profiling,“Racial profiling affects a wide array of communities of color. More than 240 years of slavery and 90 years of legalized racial segregation have led to systemic profiling of blacks in traffic and pedestrian stops.”(“Racial
For many years, it has been difficult in identifying the proper meaning of the use of force or the proper use of force, regarding on police officers. Use of force by police officers is acceptable under specific circumstances, such as self-defense and of another individual or group when necessary. There are officers caught abusing their power by using excessive force in the wrong situations. Many people can view police officers as using excessive force in a way to complete their job, but others can view them as using excessive force inappropriately in cases like racial profiling.
Police believes they don’t have to respect people of color ,and think it 's okay to mistreat them instead.The officers been discriminating people of color because they assume every african american are criminal and bad.They harass people of color just to make them feel intimidate. The police kill innocent black people and don 't get charged guilty at all.There’s three side of people which is the people who get affected by it, the people who overlooks it, and the people who just don 't care.
The role of race plays a critical role in the criminal justice system because the anticipation of a racially discriminatory process violates the laws of the system. So, if there a sentencing difference based off whether you are white, Hispanic, or black then there is a problem with the criminal justice system at evaluating offenders fairly. For example; "some studies, however, have reported that Hispanic adult offenders are punished more harshly than both Blacks and Whites, although Blacks are typically sentenced more severely than Whites" (Johnson, 2003; Kramer & Ulmer, 2002; Steffensmeier & Demuth, 2000, 2001). This
Police have faced armed white people that were threatening to shoot and the worst punishment they were given was arrest. While the criminals were yelling threats towards them, the police were trying to calm them down and get them to put down their weapons for even up to an hour long. There has been similar moments with non white people that were unarmed and causing no harm but still the police chose to shoot the offender for the slightest threat. The police need to keep everyone secure no matter what without considering a person 's ethnicity. Police are supposed to be heroes, grant us safety, and end the day with justice.
“Racial profiling punishes innocent individuals for the past actions of those who look and sound like them…” - Benjamin Todd Jealous. Is it okay how in today 's society many innocent people are stopped by the police because of their race? Is it okay how many innocent people are often killed or injured because of their race? It’s not okay for people of color to be targeted by authorities because they “look suspicious”. The fact that this is an actual real world problem going on right now is disgusting. There are many reasons to why racial profiling is wrong. It doesn’t work, it causes death and injuries to innocent people, and it’s just humiliating and offensive to the people. Many people everyday are affected by racial profiling. Even though
So far in the year of 2015, 66 unarmed African Americans have been killed by police authorities. Ever since the death Michael Brown in August 2014, the world has become much more aware of police brutality. According to wisegeek.org, police brutality is “a form of police misconduct in which officers engage in an excessive use of force.” Police brutality against African Americans is an issue that has been causing a lot of controversy in the past year. This issue needs much more awareness than ever before, since there have been many startling cases during and after the Ferguson protest. While there are many solutions to ending police brutality, most of them are difficult to accomplish individually. However, as a community, there are a couple solutions
Melvin Santiago of the Jersey City Jersey Police Department was not simply shot in the line of duty, he was viciously ambushed by a man determined be a cop killer and, possibly, to commit suicide by cop (Kulbarsh, 2015). The attacker, Lawrence Campbell, age 27, assaulted an armed security guard inside the Walgreens pharmacy, took the guards pistol, told witnesses he was going to be famous (New Jersey police officer shot, 2014). Campbell waited in the parking lot for the first cruiser to arrive and opened fire on officer Santiago as he stepped out of his vehicle. Thirteen shots were fired, and Santiago was struck in the head. As the shooting was happening, other officers arrived and began firing at Campbell from their vehicles. He was shot
The research conducted in the study and article clearly shows that within cases where a taser is used to subdue a suspect or offender, people of African American race are more predominate to have this use of physical force used on them in contrast to other racial ethnic groups. This establishes that in police culture there is a stereotype that has formed that use of a taser is needed when some sort of resistance has occurred by someone of African American race. This may have formed from multiple civil unrests that have happened recently regarding and sometimes including African American people, or it could possibly be an officers own prejudice at times. Even though these events may show dangerous actions that happen from racial ethnic groups
I agree with the conviction of the Rikers guard for beating an inmate to death. The article “Ex-Rikers Guard Is Sentenced to 30 Years in Fatal Beating of Inmate” by Benjamin Weiser is a clear demonstration of the consistent abuse that’s taken place over the years not only in public but inside prisons towards people of color. Even though a person is prosecuted for committing crimes, they still have their civil rights that should protect them but when they are taken to these prisons their rights are constantly being violated when they get abused, beaten and mistreated simply because they’re inside these walls where officers are allowed to act this way towards the inmates. The institutional racism in the police department has gotten out of control
Any indication that a police officer has engaged in violent conduct against a person based on assumptions about the group to which that person belongs, the neighborhood in which he or she is encountered, his or her style of dress, or his or her pattern of speech is a violation of the Bill of Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.(18 Delores Jones-Brown). Oscar Grant's Bill of Rights were meaningless when a racist officer shot him.
It’s a cold winter morning, and a police officer is patrolling his normal route. Born and raised in this small Midwestern town, he is now starting his own family here. He rarely sees any excitement at 3 A.M., but he spots a car swerving as he passes it on a country highway. He turns around and pulls the car over to find that the driver is his neighbor. It is not a rare occurrence that it is someone he knows in such a small community. His neighbor appears to be intoxicated and becomes violent when the officer reaches for his handcuffs. He takes a swing at the officer and then attempts his escape. Thirty years prior, the officer would have had the option to draw his weapon and fire or risk a dangerous car chase. Thankfully, he has a Taser gun on his belt. He is able to draw, fire, and apprehend the subject with little effort and no loss of life. His neighbor may have died that night if it were not for this modern technology. It is for this and many other similar situations that law enforcement should be allowed to use Tasers.