Instead in front of her stood a man she did not know, she quickly closed the door and called 911. The young man continued trying to gain the attention of the homeowner as indicated by police statement. When the police arrived at the scene the man matching the description run towards the officers and one of the officers fired his stun gun with no success, then the other officer proceeded with open fire shooting 12 times, and of those 12 shots 10 shots hit Farrell and left him dead.Another sign of police racial profiling, there is no excuse for police to shoot someone 12 times. As reported by CNN. Com, The police department says the police had no right to shoot the young man that many times.
Racial profiling as defined by Webster dictionary is the act or practice of singling people out because of their likely hood of committing crimes because of their appearance and race. Racial profiling is a topic that is not talked about by lawmakers, but it is an issue that is creating a lot of buzz among minorities in America.Racial profiling is wrong, so police officers should stop sing it because it is harmful to society; Moreover, Vigilante should also face tough consequences for racial profiling. Considering the many challenges facing law enforcement agencies around the country, it is understandable that many people would use whatever means available to protect themselves and American people. Supporters of racial profiling by law enforcement argue that cases of racial profiling have no merit; persons who are arrested for suspension of crime are later released when they are cleared.
Racial profiling works in combating crimes, and it is proven, they say that there is no need to edify laws that allow police officers to use race, ethnicity, and age. It saves the police officers time, time that can be spent keeping the public safe; There are times racial profiling has saved people’s lives. We must admit the method is effective; however, not changing the laws on racial profiling can damage the morale of minorities in America creating a divided nation.According to a study in Police don’t Like Black People Journal, Bourbons says many African Americans discriminated against because of being black and in poor neighborhood you expect bad treatment room the police.
One of the biggest problems of criminal law is that it allows for racial profiling, notable communities are African America, which is the group targeted by law enforcement several times, and the Hispanics, which get harassed by police officers across America. These groups represent the growing number of the most harassed minorities in America.Opponents of racial profiling law claim the law serves no good for the communities, and the evidence that some race groups of a community commit more crimes than other is not accurate. They think so because in black scholar urinal Staples explains, that the “police selectively target the drugs black people sell and the areas in which they sell them” (34). It is evident that we cannot trust a law that suppresses others while benefiting some; every American should be treated equally, therefore, reducing racial profiling that sometimes end someone’s life would be a benefit to the whole country.Police brutality due to profiling, police officers use profiling to commit crimes among minorities. Police brutality is a crime that should be punished heavily, but in most cases of police brutality a Judge saves an officer in court. For example, on New Years day of 2009, a call was made to Oakland Bart station police station because of a fight that was going on in front of the station.
When police responded officer Johannes Miserly held Oscar Grant to the ground shot and killed Oscar Grant. Grant was shot while lying face down with no intent to attack.Some people say that the Bart police officer was wrong for killing Grant because he simply made a mistake of grabbing his gun instead of a teaser. However, they forget one fact: When individuals are hired as police officers they take the oath to protect the citizens of he country, and making a mistake that takes one’s life is a crime that should not be treated lightly. Furthermore, vigilantism is a hate crime that is still lingering in American communities. Looking at an example of Tramway Martin, African American young man killed by George Zimmerman a neighborhood watch person.
George Zimmerman used a Florida stand your ground law to kill a man who was unarmed, and not attacking him. According to Cynthia Lee, the author of North Carolina Law Review, she points out how Zimmerman called 911, and was instructed to stop following the man; he had Just reported breaking in the neighborhood. Those who disagree with this idea, may say that George Zimmerman acted within his power of stand your ground law; which gives a right to kill and ask questions later.They may continue to argue that George Zimmerman was attacked first by Tramway Martin. The fact remains Zimmerman was not trained to carry out the law and instructed by law enforcement to stop, he should have stopped and prevented the death of an innocent teenager. Having said those, Change in criminal law and stand your ground law is needed in order to combat racial profiling. Individuals who allowed to carry guns to protect the spinsterhood they live in should receive extensive training.
Police Officers can receive more training on how to control emotions when under pressure, so mistakes don’t keep repeating itself Those who disagree will be quiet illogical, because laws that allow for racial profiling was founded on misinformation and should be updated as times change. Racial violence of any kind can affect the lives of minority Americans;More so affect America as a nation that is founded on the constitution of standing united. As a nation, we should gather our energy to fight race inequality.