Racial profiling is a problem across the entire nation in law enforcement. In every community it differs to who is being oppressed, and it usually depends on the type of race and ethnicity the community holds. As to us, our culture and setting consist of a high percentage of hispanics and latinos, so here comes to our problem as to who is being targeted mostly in our racist issues with the police brutally.
When it comes to racial profiling by the police in the criminal justice system, African Americans are more often racially profiled than any other race in America today. This has become a problem because not ever black individual is a criminal and not every criminal is black. Therefore, there needs to be some sort of resolution to this epidemic. “By analyzing data from 4.5 million traffic stops in 100 North Carolina cities, Stanford researchers have found that police in that state are more likely to search black and Hispanic motorists, using a lower threshold of suspicion, than when they stop white or Asian drivers” (Andrews, E., 2016).
According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, departments that serve less than 2,500 people are 84.4% white and departments that serve millions are 53.4% white (as cited in Fifield, 2016). Notably, Over the years, a lack of diversity within law enforcement has become a pertinent issue. Notably, the underrepresentation of minorities within law enforcement influences the relationship between communities and law enforcement by engendering distrust with law enforcement. To say nothing of, underrepresentation of minorities have had many people question whether departments mirror a diverse community. Nevertheless, with that being said, underrepresentation of minorities have generated tension and distrust between communities and law enforcement and many believe that police department need to mirror the race composition within their cities. Although some people may challenge that diversifying police officers will not make a difference in the relationship with communities, police departments mirroring the diversity of communities may mend tension.
After learning about the death of Emmett Till and being posed with the question of if it sparked the black lives matter movement, I would have to agree. With the social injustice Emmett Till endured it would not be right to claim the attention brought to this subject did not spark the modern day justice movement “Black Lives Matter.”
Racial profiling is the prejudicial practice by law enforcement of singling out individuals for suspicion of a crime based on the persons ethnicity, religion, or origin. Many cases over racial profiling have ended with the police accused of the act being acquitted for their crimes. An officer from Maryland received no punishment for releasing a police dog on multiple unarmed Mexican immigrants (
The Civil Rights Act of 1964, ended segregation and banned employment discrimination on the bias of race, color, and ethnicity. The act promotes equality to all people. Everyone has a right to feel and be equal. That is hard to do when someone is constantly being targeted because of the color of their skin. Racial profiling is a huge controversial topic in law enforcement. Officers should be banned from using it to build a criminal case. Racial profiling is police that can racially profile and cam contact, search, detain, or arrest persons which was solely based on the person’s race or ethnicity rather than the individual’s behavior. In society today, the issue has been becoming more of a problem and is causing issues for the
Michael Brown was an 18 year old African American man who was a suspect in a strong- arm robbery in Ferguson, Missouri. He was shot and killed on August 9th, 2014, by a man named Darren Wilson, a police officer with the local Ferguson, Missouri Police Department. The incident took place just a few miles from a convenience warehouse, where Darren had received a call pertaining to the actions of Michael Brown. Brown, the suspect, was as well accompanied by his friend Dorian Johnson at the time of the fatal incident who was 22 years old.
As a new young driver, how should I act if the police pulled me over? Many parents warn their child on how to react to this situation, but what will African-American parents say to their child(ren)? They will give them detailed descriptions, so their child can come home safe and unharmed. The child is told to act responsibly, answer directly to the officers, comply with the officer(s) and say; yes sir/ma’am and no sir/ma’am. With the amount of killings of innocent African-Americans, whether they were driving or not, this is a major problem. Mainly towards the younger generation, like myself.
In Melissa Fay Greene's Praying for Sheetrock, the death of a black man named Ed Finch had created a huge shock to influence social communities during that time. That's not a normal death as others because this death is related to the racism heavily. Apparently, the racism in the 1970s time period was always hot in social events at that time. In addition, details of the death of this man became the focus is because Ed Finch was arrested and shot by a policeman. However, in recent years, the society still exists some cases similar to the death of Ed Finch although racism has decreased a lot in this modern era. The relevance of these cases the victims were black, and police have caused the death of the black people. Why do these problems still
Racial profiling has always been an issue in the United States, although we as a society tend to ignore it, it is still occurring around us everyday. Data has proven that racial profiling is an issue, it shows that, “Racial profiling is real. Disparate treatment of black and brown men by police officers is real. Grotesquely disproportionate numbers of killings of black men by the police are real” (Blow). Blacks are the number one race that is being killed by police officers; the numbers of the killings are drastically high. Although policemen have very difficult jobs, they were the ones that agreed to take on the responsibility, this comes with sticking to the laws; they must not allow personal beliefs to get in the way of the law. However, many police officers let their personal beliefs (some being of racism) get the best of them, this has become a problem, ACLU stated that, “Although some police officials are still in denial, we have presented strong and compelling evidence, of both an anecdotal and statistical nature, that racial profiling on our nation 's roads and highways is indeed a nationwide problem” (Harris).
Cops around the United States have been accused of racially profiling black people. This topic has been brought up by everyone around the U.S. and is very controversial. Studies have shown that the majority of deaths by police officers have been people of opposite color in America. Police brutality in America is a growing epidemic that has shown no signs of slowing down. Innocent men, women, and even children have been killed by police officers for no reason.
Police officers in the United States are given a great amount of authority and power which they use to serve and protect the people in America. A line of trust is drawn between the community and police officers, but sometimes the line can be broken through police misconducts that makes the community they serve not trust the Police at all. Police misconduct is an ever growing problem in America today and it can range from sexual assault, false arrests, theft etc. but one of the most common misconducts seen throughout policing today is police brutality which can date back to mid-1800’s. Police brutality actually consists of 23 percent of all misconducts indeed making it the most common. Police brutality rose greatly during the mid-1900’s and
In the world of law enforcement, Police Officers across the United States operate in a wide variety of functions daily in order to accomplish three simple goals set forth by our governing authority for the well-being our society. To put it simply, Police Officers are charged with enforcing criminal laws, preserving public order and protecting the citizenry from crime. The overwhelming majority of Police Officers regularly carry out these functions widely unnoticed by the general public. The mission of America’s law enforcers is wide and the margin of error for mistakes in the profession is nearly null. In the day to day of law enforcement, it is quite common for Police Officers of all types to make countless interactions with people of the
How many of you have turned the television on this morning only to find out that another innocent life was taken away from us? How many of you began to rhetorically ask yourself “where were the local law enforcement in this situation”? Now of those who rhetorically asked themselves that question, who was even more shocked to find out that it was one of their own local law enforcement personnel that was behind the gun that took away another innocent life off the face of the earth. More often than any other current political issue, it is becoming very common to learn that cops are killing unarmed innocent citizens in America. If there were more training available to cops to teach them