According to the article “Is Racial Or Religious Profiling Ever Justified?”it states “ When officials use profiling, they are indirectly blaming entire communities because a few among them have committed horrible crimes”(Abbas 1). The quotation is illustrating how stereotypes is part of racial profiling because if few people were to do crimes that were illegal, many would think all people are the same. Police departments would think that all people are alike based on the increasing of violence and would blame communities. In addition, In the article “stanford researchers develop new statistical test that shows racial profiling in police traffic stops” it states, “Specifically, the study found that police decided to search black drivers based on a 7 percent certainty that they might be hiding something illegal. If an African American driver looks nervous, for example, police might interpret the nervousness as a sign of possible guilt and insist on a search” ( Andrews 1).
Racial profiling is a controversial topic in today’s society, it leads to false assumptions without having any facts. People suspect and target people based on a stereotype about their race. Many minorities are targeted by government officials such as police officers just because of their race or ethnicity. Just because a particular person from a particular race did something wrong, everyone from that race is being discriminated against by people from other races. Injustice is all around us and peoples right are being violated.
Negative images of this group and stereotypical biases directed at its members may automatically lead to them being stopped and arrested. Due to such biases, law enforcement officials assume that every African American male is a threat to them, and to society. Racial profiling due to stereotypical biases also has a direct correlation to the high incarceration rate of African-American males, especially those between the ages of twenty and thirty nine. Moreover targeting minorities for traffic stops, especially African-American and Hispanic males, may enhance their sentence for other crimes, if the traffic violation is considered in determining their penalty. Unfortunately, the killing of African-American males by law enforcement officials may have a direct correlation to the percentage of African Americans being
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 police treat people of color differently than whites. It 's like the Jim Crow Law is happening all over again. Police would rather mistreat people of color instead of giving them equal opportunity when it comes to the law.
She shows this through an African American character named Tom Robinson, his representative, Atticus Finch and the happenings of his trial. In the book, Harper Lee uses Tom Robinson to convey how racial discrimination is used in the supreme court. Just because of Tom’s complexion, he was put in jail and killed for a crime he did not commit. Lee really conveys the theme of how Tom was heavily discriminated against just due to his skin complexion. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch talks about higher white power.
Appraisal from a stranger means more to some people than anything else in the world. Calling a person mean names, and saying negative things about them can change the way a person views himself. Spinelli gives Misha the nickname of “Stop Thief” in Milkweed which robs him of his true identity and changes his outlook on himself. By being nicknamed “Stop Thief” Misha begins to degrade himself in his mind, because he finally realises that he is committing a crime. Bullying has always been a reality for me.
Hodgman by Frontline, he brought up how the jury was prejudiced against the LAPD and that is why justice did not prevail in Simpson’s case. Instead of the jury objectively examining the evidence for and against Simpson, they had an ulterior motive. They wanted revenge for the LAPD’s actions against Rodney King and for that they were willing to let a guilty man walk. This is the reason why I asserted that race could provoke intense emotions for many people. People in general will side with the race they belong to and would defend their own people against outsiders.
The person would still be sentenced for what they did. Contextual discrimination Contextual discrimination involves being discriminated against in particular cases or situations. An example of this is racial profiling in traffic enforcement. Another is when an African American is given the death penalty for killing a White person, but a White person is not given the death penalty for killing an African American. In pure justice, each case would be looked at, and a like punishment would be handed down based on the crime.
Literature Review Lee et al. (2007) argues that racial profiling has become a leading issue for law enforcements which has been driven by the public and political interest. Lee et al, (2007), also states that race is used as a justification in police decision making during discretionary traffic and field stops, this usually relates back to racial profiling. Racial profiling takes place when law enforcement officers rely solely on race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion as one of the many factors in determining who to stop and search (Lee et al, 2007). However, race is only one part of the suspicion aspect along with other factors such as gender, age, general appearance and behavior.
She also learns the different backgrounds of the people and why each one is racist towards African Americans. Atticus does his best to prove Tom innocent and pleads to the judge. The trial is shown to be unfair because Mayella and her supporters obviously lie to the court, and Tom Robinson seems innocent. However, even when Atticus begs for a fair trial, the jury and the audience seem to disagree with him. Dill cries when this happens because he realizes how biased the court system is.
The media loves to exploit any story where they can throw the race card and this case is a huge example of this. In the video, “How Racist are Ferguson Police?” it states that police in Ferguson have “established clear racial disparities that adversely impact African Americans” but people seem to ignore the fact that the reason Michael Brown was alerted to the police in the first place was because he committed theft. When a police officer sees a person who fits the description of a criminal it is his job to address the issue, and that is what officer Darren Wilson did. Brown went after Wilson and there is factual evidence of Brown’s blood being found on the gun and in the car of Officer Wilson. Wilson did not shoot Brown because he was black, but because he was dealing with a criminal who was posing a threat to his life.
Introduction You asked that I examine the investigative tool, criminal behavioral analysis, its racial misuse and controversial issues and whether it still has the ability to solve critical crimes using the method. Criminal profiling has always been a means of solving or assisting a crime and trying to prevent it from happening again. It helps narrow down the investigation down by pointing out certain behavioral characteristics of the kind of person who most likely committed the crime. The issue that I was presented with was racial misuse done by law enforcement and it’s impact on African Americans, Muslims, and other minorities. Criminal profiling is an effective tool for law enforcement but has been used in a harsh and inconsiderate way
Thesis: 99% of deaths are due to racial profiling and police brutality in the police force. Police officer 's role in racial profiling police they just because they have a badge on their shoulder they have the right to do as they please and that 's not the case they just dont discriminate blacks all ethnicities just because of their appearance or previous things they have done or there race. Just because Osama Bin Laden had something to do with the crashing of the twin towers that doesn’t mean that you have to treat his race bad because of something he did every time you see an a Arabian with a briefcase you think in your mind that they are getting ready to blow up something but that nots the case. The American Civil
Some would argue that the police are doing their job and using the skills they have learned. The ones they are using however, are over the top and resulting in injury or death of the people they are arresting. In a “study—which gathered data voluntarily reported to the FBI from 2011–2012, tracked by race (excluding Latinos)— found that 70 departments from Connecticut to California arrest Blacks at a rate 10 times more than people of other races” (Catalan, DiversityInc). In addition, they are using these harsh tactics on primarily African Americans, who most of the time are getting stopped for a traffic violation and end up being hurt or killed. In this case, many officers are abusing their powers, shooting people, and claiming it was an act of self
The statistic is shocking and a very powerful way to show that people are judged solely by their appearance. I researched a little more in depth about how people are stopped solely based on their image, more so their race. American Civil Liberties Union has an entire article on this subject. The article is titled Racial Profiling and addresses how certain races are stopped by police just based by their race. The article is very powerful and examines how racial profiling can be hazardous to your health because it can lead to death.