Racial Profiling And Police Brutality Essay

1383 Words Dec 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Racial profiling and police brutality has grown to become a major issue in this country. More specifically, the act of violence by law enforcement toward African- Americans has caused an outrage all over the country. In protest against the unequal treatment of African-Americans by police officers the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter has been trending all over social media. After the #BlackLivesMatter movement started there has been multiple riots protesting the excessive violence toward black people. After seeing these riots it has become obvious that two major issues need to be discussed- racial profiling and extreme violence against blacks. Both of these go against the Fourteenth Amendment, the equality of all citizens, in the Constitution. Racial profiling continues to ruin the belief, and Constitution’s guarantee, of equal treatment for all citizens in this country. The Fourteenth Amendment states, “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States...” After many studies it has been proven that the African-Americans and Hispanics have a higher probability of getting stopped or searched, even though they aren’t more likely to be committing the crimes. For example, an FBI experiment gathered data on arrests made from police departments all over the nation and it has shown that blacks are arrested ten times more than any other race. This shows clear evidence that there are many departments all over the…

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