Racial Profiling Denies Persons Equal Treatment And Protection Under The Laws

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Racial profiling denies persons equal treatment and protection under the laws (Audi, 2008). Devaluing people based on their race, ethnicity and religion. While eradicating the trust of law enforcement (Amnesty International, 2015). The Fourth Amendment allows officers to stop and frisk if they think that a person looks suspicious. This is another tactic that allows law enforcement to racially profile a person of color. “People of color are sometimes profiled and stopped in traffic due the neighborhood that they may not look like they belong or possible the way that they are position in a car (NIJ, 2013)”.
One would think that in this day and age, racial profiling would be no more. Deaths committed by the hands of law enforcement are numerous every year across America (Amnesty International, 2015). Citizens are beginning to take a stand by capturing some of the horrific incidents performed by law enforcement on their cell phones. The evidence is sometimes useful, and other times admissible in the courtroom. During the 1980’s the dashboard cams were being used in patrol cars. Now one third of the United States police departments are using body cameras to help reduce the violence between officers and citizens.
After the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States of America, Middle Easterners have been agonized by racial profiling. Their basic rights and Amendments have been violated by everyday civilians, not to mention many government officials.…

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