The Importance Of Police Discrimination

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A police officer is a law enforcement official whose job is to protect and serve all people, not to ignore racial equality. Because the U.S consists of many different races and ethnic groups, the ongoing conflict between police officers and citizens of color is constantly rising. Although police officers today are no longer allowed to have racial bias, which can be described as, attitudes or stereotype used against individuals of color to define their actions and decisions, officers sometimes abuse their authority going around racial impact tools and policies. This results in citizens viewing it as discrimination and mass criminalization. By changing the way laws and regulations unfairly impact Black and Brown communities can improve the justice…show more content…
The best approach would be to effectively review and evaluate the record that show bias within police departments. By clarifying policies and using racial impact tools such as the one in Seattle, where they ended the use of criminal background checks in employment decisions because of the unfair impact it had on men of different races, will help end the mass criminalization (RSJI). Police officers already undertake a number of training that train them not only to protect and enforce the law, but to obey the laws themselves. Officials and staff should receive trainings on various forms of racism or racial inequity and then having to go through a community view board to insure that these officers are practicing racial equality. These partners should be involved at all steps of the process, including creating a common language, assessing racial impact, and developing remedies to racially unequal policies. (Policy…show more content…
Officers are trained and taught different polices that require them not to be biased towards any gender or race. Such officers include Sunil Dutta, if you don’t want to get shot, tasted pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you.” (Dutta) uses policies to their advantage. Lack of African-American officers, mainly in communities with citizens of color, can lead to an inquiry that there is a bias in law enforcement agencies and their policies. With recent events in the news displaying the misconduct of officers in an African-American communities like, in July of 2014, where the death of Eric Garner because of “chokehold” by a police officer hit home for many African-Americans and made them question the legislative decisions on policies causing a distrust and lack of confidence within the police departments, shying away citizens from
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