The Pros And Cons Of Identity Profiling

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Sean Bell, Daniel Shaver, Walter Scott, John Crawford, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, Raupheal Thomas, Tamir Rice, Nicholas Thomas; all these men have something in common: they were unarmed, shot and killed by police. All these officers were let off due to typical excuses such as self-defense, raised suspicion, or probable cause, without a single form of punishment. Law Enforcement, more specifically police officers, should be held accountable and receive reasonable punishment for their misbehavior and wrongdoings. These men and women hold such authority and responsibility that should not be abused whatsoever. These men and women are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the community they protect and serve. Police officers are meant to enforce…show more content…
Many police procedure guidelines even mention how racial, religious, sexual oriented, gender bias cannot be permitted. Article 2 of the Field Services and Standards for Recruitment and Training [13510 - 13519.15] says that “Racial or identity profiling is a practice that presents a great danger to the fundamental principles of our Constitution and a democratic society. It is abhorrent and cannot be tolerated” (“Penal Code - PEN”). This section itself explains that racially profiling someone is actually unconstitutional. It is unclear why California Law would inscribe these words and not enforce it on their trainees, otherwise, why else would this code be written. It’s one thing to racially profile once, but another to have multiple accounts of profiling. Unfortunately, there are some cases where officers have been known to racially profile citizens more than once and of course, not get punished for…show more content…
Despite our superiority, America still has a plethora of problems from within, one of them is a corrupted system of law enforcement. Our own law enforcement is one of the factors contributing to America’s downfall. What people think is keeping them safe is really just hurting them behind their backs. A publicist by the name of Shaun King has taken note that so far as of July 17, 2017, 660 people have been killed by police or some type of law enforcement. That would make this year alone to be one of the deadliest years since people had begun tracking this statistic back in 2013. King also mentions that no one in this country will care about police brutality until the police start killing white families, which clearly brings us to the assumption that almost all of the 660 victims have been criminalized and racially profiled (King para 1 & 2). This piled on top of the excuse of a government is an important factor to our existential

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