Essay about Racial Profiling By Police Should Be Illegal

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What is Stop and Frisk? The New York City stop-question-and-frisk program is a practice of the New York City Police Department by which police officers stop and question tens of thousands of pedestrians annually, and frisk them for weapons and other contraband (New York City Stop-question-frisk program). This program is said to keep weapons of the street but we are sure if their statements are accurate. Though the New York Police Department says this program helps keep weapons of the street, stop and frisk is unconstitutional because it does not help reduce crime and violets people of their rights. The main reason I do not agree with this program is because their raciest among African Americans and the Latino races. Most stops that have …show more content…
These shows how the New York Police Department has been discriminating against people of race and color and, shows the New York Police Department is not following the law and make themselves look corrupt. On August 12, 2002 Judge Schira Scheindlin ruled that the stop, question and frisk program is unlawful. She agreed with The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that the program has clearly and wrongfully targeted racial minorities. This explains on how from 2002-2013 the New York Police Department has ignored the law and has gone its own to make its own rules ignoring the real laws. Scheindlin said in one of her articles “The city officials’ have turned a blind eye to the evidence that officers are conducting stops I n a racially discriminatory manner,” Scheindlin wrote in her opinion. “In their zeal to defend a policy that they believe to be effective, they have willfully ignored overwhelming proof that the policy of targeting the right of people is racially discriminatory.” What she is trying to tell even though sometimes you think you are doing the right thing it’s the wrong thing to do. In 2012 there were 532,911 stops in which 473,644 were innocent. From those stops 284,229 (55 percent) were black, 165,140 (32 percent) were Latino, and 50,366 (10 percent) were white. In 2011 that year the New York Police

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