Racial Profiling In The Miami-Dade Police Department

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The performance of a police officer is always under a microscope especially when it comes to dealing with people from another race. There is also the idea that police officers use racial profiling to conduct and solve many of the crimes that are happening in their neighborhood. The racial profiling aspect is very sensitive and it can be difficult to determine if in reality it is happening because this is coming from someone else 's perception. According to Wiener, R., et al (2007), profiling is used by law enforcement officer to help them find needles in haystacks - to identify the few bad guys hiding in plain view among the mass of ordinary people (pg. 36). They are cues that an officer can use to find the subject who is breaking the law and…show more content…
According to Alpert (2004), Black drivers also fared less well than White or Hispanic drivers in most other measures of post-stop outcomes. Blacks were more likely than Whites or Hispanics to have their vehicles towed, to receive a pat down search, or to have record checks conducted, either on thm or their vehicles. The difference on how certain people were being treated were indicated on this study. Even though police officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department were following certain protocols that were set from their department, the racial profiling still existed and many Black operators had to go through a completely different experience compared to Whites and Hispanic…show more content…
In the case of Chicago vs. Morales, under the ordinance, if a police officer observes a person whom he reasonably believes to be a gang member loitering in a public place with one or more persons, he shall order them to disperse. Anyone who does not promplty obey such an order has violated the ordinance. The consequences for someone violating the order is that the officer has the authority to arrest the person. However, the State Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the ordinance violates due process in that it is impermissibly vague on its face and arbitrary restriction on personal liberties. During the three years of its enforcement, the police is sued over 89,000 dispersal orders and arrested over 42,000 people for violating the order (Daley, R. & Hillard, T., June 1998). City of Chicago, R. Daley & T. Hillard, Gang and Narcotic Related Violent Crime: 1993–1997, p. 7 (June

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