Equal Protection Clause

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This past September, a shocking story made rise in the media when an African American Toronto lawyer was denied access into the Law Society of Upper Canada Headquarters. This story made such uproar because the lawyer did have the identification card that is required to enter the Canada headquarters. The lawyer Selwyn Pieters in July was taking his students on a field trip to the Canada Headquarters but when they arrived they were denied access to enter without any explanation after the lawyer showed his identification card, “While a white person was buzzed in before and after the incident without any scrutiny.” After the lawyer was denied access into the building along with his students he replied to the incident by saying “What the guard …show more content…
“The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from denying any person within its territory the equal protection of the law. This means that a state must treat an individual in the same manner as others in similar conditions and circumstances.” If the law has to treat people in the same manner as others in similar condition and circumstances how does a term like driving while black even exist? This term should not exist because police officers are not following the terms of the Equal Protection Clause when they act on the driving while black rule. For example, if everyone is driving on the highway that means they are all a part of the same circumstances. So the police cannot pick certain drivers in the same circumstances as other drivers and treat them poorly because now they are violating their fourteenth amendment. The police are violating their fourteenth amendment simply because they are treating people of the same circumstances differently. While driving while black is a small segment of racial profiling the fourth and fourteenth amendment has brought fourth more global racial profiling encounter that violates the …show more content…
The U.S Congress is the first source of the problem because they create laws for the nation. If the U.S Congress created a certain amount of jail time for people who racially profiled others then I think the act will slowly diminish because no one wants to go to jail. After the U.S congress creates laws for civilians to experience jail time for racially profiling someone then will have to create a special set of laws for police officers that racially profiled people and I believe those laws should be harsher because police take an oath to protect and serve everyone in the community equally. The second causes of racial profiling are police officers. Police officers are the second cause of the problem because their job is to make sure that the laws U.S Congress create that civilians are following those laws according but once they violate laws such as the fourth amendment they ultimately are going against their career code of conduct. Next the third cause of racial profiling being a problem is internal affairs unit. Internal affairs units “are responsible for helping to ensure police ethics and integrity within their respective agencies by investigating officer conduct, particularly citizen complaints of officer misconduct. I believe that internal affairs units are the third cause racial profiling because if police has openly admitted to racial profiling then I hold

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