An Argument Against Racial Profiling

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Why do some people get pulled over? A lot of the time people reply that they got pulled over because of racism. There can be some truth into this statement, but most crimes are done by colored people. This statement can easily and probably is the biggest excuse used against police. “The real truth is that we all do this, when we look at someone we know nothing about we assume until otherwise” (Mittman). Racial profiling is the name of unjust racism these people are accusing them of. However, racial profiling can be used in some regards, but not the way people think, as of right now there is no proof that cops even use it, and racial proofing is being used for African Americans to blame for the riots that they have caused. To talk about how…show more content…
The police are right to be skeptical because even though there is no real proof that they use racial profiling. Groups of people are saying they are and that is the reason it is okay for them to trash towns and destroy everyone 's hard earned stuff. It is not right to blame cops actions as the reason people no longer have cars, homes, or stores. As of now the Police are being demonized by groups such as Black Lives Matters and the Media. They do show some incidents of shootings and tell some facts; however, they don’t tell you everything. There are a few cases where they are right, but it doesn’t happen as often as you think. The agenda is mainly the same for all groups. They claim to want peace and the equal rights that belong to them. While some may start with good intentions they usually will end in bad ones. The most commonly known group is the Black Lives Matter. The Black Lives Matter group has stated that they want the following: end war on blacks, reparations for past and continuing harms, divestment of institutions the criminalize, cage, and harm blacks and invest to the exact opposite, community control of laws, institutions, and policies that impact them, and finally independent black political and black self determination in all areas of society (Lee). They want to demilitarize the police and end attacks on black youths and those in the LGBTQ. They even demanded the retroactive criminalization and release of all people convicted of drug offenses, sex work related…show more content…
However, there are some cases that could suggest otherwise. One such example is the year Bush declared that profiling was wrong, a bill was introduced in Congress, the End Racial Profiling Act, that attempted to make good on his promise. It required federal agencies to stop the practice, and local agencies that wanted federal money to do the same. By the fall of 2001, though — after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 — the will to tackle the issue waned. People who opposed profiling black drivers on New Jersey highways found they felt differently about profiling Muslim passengers at airports. The consequences of this racial profiling are as evident as ever: in the frayed relationships between police and minorities, in the deep distrust among minorities of the justice system, and in the racial tension in Ferguson, Mo. (Badger). Another such encounter was between two brothers and some cops. Rufus Scales and his brother Devin are both black and in May 2013 they were pulled over. Not knowing if they should get out or not Rufes reached over and restrained his brother from opening his door. For his efforts he was tased, yanked from the driver 's seat, and paralyzed from the shock he fell face down on asphalt just to be dragged by the officer across it. Rufus got four bogus traffic tickets, a charge of assaulting an officer (that was dismissed), a chipped tooth, and a split lip that took five stitches. His brother Devin was not injured but he now does not leave home without a
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