Do you agree with racial profiling?

Posted by: NewLifeChristian

Racial profiling is, according to the Office of the Arizona Attorney General, the "use by law enforcement personnel of an individual’s race or ethnicity as a factor in articulating reasonable suspicion to stop, question or arrest an individual, unless race or ethnicity is part of an identifying description of a specific suspect for a specific crime."

  • Yes, I agree with racial profiling.

  • No, I do not agree with racial profiling.

29% 4 votes
71% 10 votes
  • Is it racist, yes. Does it work, yes it does. You can call it racist all you want but if it works then you shouldn't complain. Would you rather be racist in conduct but save lives and serve justice? Or would you rather be all politically correct but allow crimes to be committed? You make the decision.

  • Racial profiling is never okay. It is purely based off of stereotypes, not facts.

  • Race should never be a factor in prosecution

  • Racial profiling can lead to the wrong people getting arrested, plus it discriminates against minorities. Police officers should profile based on suspects and physical characteristics that the criminal had! Police officers should also focus on the crime, the weapons, the possible motives, and the traces of blood, semen, urine, and anything that might be important to the crime! Police officers should NEVER profile based on race or gender because it's just wrong to discriminate against people!

  • I do not care if a specific race is responsible for the most crimes in a country. Racial profiling is NEVER okay. Period. Not all people of that race are like that so profiling that person just because of their race is prejudice and racist at the same time!!!

    Posted by: SegBeg
  • I do not agree with racial profiling. Assuming that one ethnic group is more suspicious than another is discrimination. It's similar to assuming that a girl will be worse at math than a boy simply because she is a girl. Also, it is not effective. The ACLU uncovered that while 73% of suspects pulled over on the I-95 between 1995 and 1997 were black, black suspects were not found more likely to be committing a crime. Also, it makes it easier for white crime to occur. While Latinos and blacks are being assumed to be criminals, whites will be perceived as law abiding citizens even though thats not necessarily true. Actually, a report by the Missouri attorney found that white drivers that were pulled over had drugs or other illegal material 24% of the time whereas black drivers had drugs or other illegal material 19% of the time. Furthermore, racial profiling is a blatant violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Fourteenth Amendment states that no state may "deny to any person within its jurisdiction equal protection of the laws". Searching one ethnic group more over the others is incompatible with this amendment.

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