Causes Of Racial Profiling

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Is war really a battle fought between two nations or more? The oxford definition of war is a state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state. In relation to war, racial profiling can be seen as an undeclared war. An undeclared war is a term used for disagreement fought without an official declaration. The undeclared war between male minorities and police forces is a constant issue that is being surpassed in our society. This opposes the typical ideal of law enforcement protecting all citizens. Minorities are being target by law enforcement as suspects which has a long-lasting emotional and psychological impact on those being targeted. When we are children we are taught not to judge a…show more content…
Racial profiling was first created in the 1970’s when drug traffickers were punished (Justice). During the 1985, a program called Operation pipeline was created by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) for police officers. They were trained to pick out individuals who drove in certain areas based on their age and race (Meeks). From 1987 to 1989, Kenneth Wilson testified that he had been taught about profiling by his superiors and D.E.A. agents in seminars. In a document submitted to the court, he wrote: ‘I was directed and urged to stop and search persons who fit the profile if I wanted to make 'good arrests. ' We were given wide discretion and told to follow our hunches. If we wanted to stop and search someone or some persons, we would stop and search. Any possible violations such as speeding, or improper equipment, were afterthoughts (Kocieniewski and Hanley).” The approval of law enforcements being taught how to profile someone can affect not only minorities but can alter that individuals beliefs for what is right. He continued testifying…show more content…
There has been so many cases of law officials attacking and even killing young black males based on their ‘suspicions’ of illegal and violent activities. For example: Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and many others have all fallen victim to racial profiling by the police. Another example the movie ‘Fruitvale Station’ which was based on a true story, some black males had an altercation on the train and got off when the police were alerted. Although, they were guilty, all the police saw were black people who immediately fit their profile of crime suspects. So, without question, they were arrested and one was shot and died on the spot. This was the act of racial profiling which occurs in our society today. Racial profiling is a detrimental act that needs to cease because the law sees it as a way of ridding the society of all its violent components, meanwhile it 's just destroying and hurting people. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the people from unreasonable searches and seizures. The fourth amendment states: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath and affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons to be
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