Racial Profiling Is A Violation Of The Fourteenth Amendment Essay

1011 Words Sep 25th, 2015 5 Pages
Racial profiling is behind a lot of citizens being falsely accused of a crime they did not commit. Law enforcement practices the use of racial profiling to identify criminals who are doing wrong in society or look suspicious. Police officers use racial profiling in a negative way. They judge by the color of skin, what we look like, what we wear, and what other people in their ethnicity make of their repetition. Evidence proves that police officers abuse their power to find potential criminals. Racial profiling is a practice of racial discrimination which is unacceptable.

Racial profiling is a violation of the fourteenth amendment. The fourteenth amendment states, “deny to any person within jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” The fourteenth amendment provides the right of the people to be secure in their homes, papers of legalization, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures. African Americans as well as Hispanics and Native Hawaiians are more likely to be


searched and treated as criminals and illegal aliens rather than law abiding citizens. Racial profiling encourages police to use a lower standard of evidence for African Americans, Hispanics and Native Hawaiians than they would for whites. A case that shows it’s against the fourteenth amendment is the case of Amadou Diallo. The New York times describe him as “west African immigrant with no criminal record, was shot 41 times because they thought he was carrying a gun”…

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