The officers believed that Diallo matched the description of an armed serial rapist. Even though he looked like a suspect there was no need to shoot so many times, and perhaps no need to shoot at all. The officers of this case were acquitted of all brutality charges. Another example that shows racial profiling is the “Rapid Deployment Unit, a unit designed to target drugs and potential riots, seemed to focus their efforts on the ‘urban ghetto,’ an area of Washington where 40 percent of the Black population lives below the poverty level” (Petrocelli, Piquero, Smith). Their focus was only on Black males, when there are other races that involve with drugs and participate in riots.
For example, “to make laws like the three-strikes-and-you’re-out laws, right, these are made for habitual criminals, but what’s a habitual criminal? …a guy that keeps on committing the same crime over and over again, why does he keep on committing the same crime over?...You never bothered teachin’ him when the first time he went into the prison system”(Black 905). Most of the lives of minorities reflected around that type of scenario when it came to the prison system. Instead of having a system to help them, they had a system that failed them and were considered “criminals”. In some cases, most of the men being arrested were arrested for drug possession or minor crimes however, they were treated like second-degree murderers.
These stereotypes have painted dishonorable images for Black males and since these stereotypes have progressed through time and still continue to this day they will only continue to thrive off the Black male culture. The new typecast for Black males include, being a criminal, poor, athl... ... middle of paper ... ...ans in almost every aspect. Flaherty and Sethi also point out that although you hear about white-on-white, black-on-black, and even black-on-white, it is very rare that you will hear of a robbery that was committed where it’s the white person committing the robbery against a black person. Single offenders with white victims and black offenders are fourteen times as frequent than those with black victims and white offenders during the years of 2000-2002. (O'Flaherty & Sethi, 2008)Seeing that white criminals’ are ample, this phenomenon seems to be one that is counter to some of the common beliefs of racism; whites don’t like blacks, law enforcement undervalue black safety, and that courts are reluctant to accept black testimony against whites.
This is very untrue. Racial profiling is based on the premise that most drug offenses are committed by minorities according to officer Carl Williams "It is most likely a minority group that's involved. "(Color of Suspicion, 427) Because police look for drugs primarily among African-Americans and Latinos, they find an uneven number of them actually in possession of illegal drugs. Therefore these people are arrested, reinforcing the idea that drug trafficking is primarily a Latino or an African-American thing. At the same time white drivers receive far less police attention, many of the drug dealers and users among them get away.
If government keeps loosing such amount of money, it could have drastic effect on the economy. Moreover, undocumented immigrants work for less than minimum wages and they also do not qualify for healthcare. Nowadays, such immigrants are a... ... middle of paper ... ...ld imagine. Such illegal activities do not stop at drug smuggling, but sporadic gangs are also active over downtowns of major cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, Huston and many more. Local law enforcements and FBI spends immense amount of money to catch their most-wanted criminals, and fugitives, and it often costs officers lives in close shooting with gang members.
Victimology is the scientific study of the physical, emotional, and financial harm people suffer from illegal activities. A common struggle Victimologists face is determining who the victim is. In general, crimes don 't have an “ideal victim”. The term ideal victims refer to someone who receives the most sympathy from society (Christie, 2016). An example of this would be a hardworking, honest man who on his way to work, had his wallet taken by force.
Although very successful in decreasing drug trafficking, lawsuits increased because of the extra scrutiny police officers were putting on innocent minorities while practicing the use of racial profiling. The racial lobbyists were also outraged because they felt there was enough evidence to prove the police had focused on “dark skinned” drug traffickers, while the lobbyists implied that “light skinned” drug traffickers were not apprehended. While racial profiling is illegal, the Supre... ... middle of paper ... ...he bill believe the bill will set precedence for the end of racial profiling. In conclusion, I find it hard to believe that we will ever experience a world without a nonbiased controlling society, but I know the importance of our actions and how we can strive to create a society that is less likely to predict actions based on skin color, gender, or religion. By understanding others ideals, we can change the way we react.
Since urban communities are concentrated with people of color, the image of minorities soon becomes that of a criminal. By creating the idea that its "us against them," the justice system convinces voters that street crime is the evil of all evils. This allows money to be justifiably funneled into the justice system. This mind set says that its acceptable for people to be murdered by unsafe working conditions, and unsafe products. In addition, its unacceptable for murder to be committed by means of a gun, knife, or weapon.
How much of a predator can this male be to a burly man with a gun? After two years of trial, George Zimmerman was acquitted from 1st degree murder but afterwards he was arrested twice more assault charges with a gun. This man, a clearly not black man is a danger to society but is walking the street while a black boy is laying ten feet under, because he was racially profiled as a scary dangerous gangster. Racial profiling is the use of race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed an offense. Racial profiling is never good when one ends up
Every day you see and hear about minorities groups complain about cops and their tactics against them stopping them while in traffic taking them in to custody or even getting kill over nothing. Racial Profiling is a common thing in this community and it is causing a lot of trouble. According to Minnesota House of Representatives analyst Jim Cleary, "there appear to be at least two clearly distinguishable definitions of the term 'racial profiling ': a narrow definition and a broad definition... Under the narrow definition, racial profiling occurs when a police officer stops, questions, arrests, and/or searches someone solely on the basis of the person 's race or ethnicity... Some ways to stop it is find out who is guilty of it, look at their