The obvious examples in the past were when police officers have a power to arrest with ‘sus’ laws, under the 1824 Vagrancy Act (s4 and s6). Many people saw and ethnic minorities felt the abuse of this practice. Police officer stop and search and arrest people based on ‘intent to commit an arrestable offence’ for people grouping in public area. Hunte (1966: 12) mentioned ‘nigger hunting’ activity by junior police officer. Due to this problem, Scarman Report suggested to reform ‘recruitment and training’ because of racism in young police officers.
"Hounding the Innocent" Summary In “Hounding the Innocent” by Bob Herbert talks about how there has been more people being pulled over just so they can be humiliated by the police. The people that are being humiliated are Hispanics and African Americans but it’s really the minorities. The minorities are being stopped for no reason just so they can be seen as the “bad” people. More than 45,000 people have been stopped in 1997 and 1998. The State Police in Oklahoma humiliated an Army General Gerald for two hours and his son because they were African American.
It’s the same story in “Tips for Being an Unarmed Black Teen”, where the author asks their readers to try to see it from the police’s point of view: “You may be unarmed, but you’re also black.” This reasoning might explain why a black person is killed every 28 hours by police, or how “A black person is killed by a white police officer more than twice a week”, probably because “Instead of black people being presented as savages and beasts like they once were, the media perpetuates the notion that black people are gangbangers and thugs” (Taylor). Black people in America are better off hiding out than walking the streets--you know, like a normal
According to Dunn he fired the shots because “he felt threatened.” His attorney, Robin Lemonidis, says: “It will be very clear that Mr. Dunn acted very responsibly and as any responsible firearms owner would have acted under these circumstances.” Firing 8-9 shots at a car of four unarmed teenagers listening to music doesn’t sound responsible to me. This is a clear example for racial profiling against African Americans. Even though Dunn was found guilty of first degree murder is still doesn’t make it right. Some might say justice was served but in some cases that it such as in, the Trayvon Martin case
This means that lynching has stopped. It may be likely to return again though. In conclusion, the 1880s to the 1940s was a frightful time for the African Americans. Lynching was used as a weapon to scare the African Americans. Many questions are still asked today on why they killed not only African Americans, but innocent
Racial Profiling is when a single group or race is singled out and watched closely because the police feel that they are more likely to commit crimes. The example that is most common is “driving while black”. This means that black people are pulled over and searched more often then others. Racial Profiling is currently illegal but it still happens. Racial Profiling is a violation of the people’s civil rights.
Dominique Ramirez 2/8/2013 Period 2nd Crash Essay “You embarrass me, you embarrass yourself.” Cameron Thayer commented to Anthony after Anthony try to hijack him for his truck and got him pulled over by the cops and embarrassed him. What Cameron Thayer means by the quote is that Anthony actions make people look at African Americans as criminals and gangbangers and he can change that by making good decisions. . Anthony illegal activities cause people to judge the entire black race especially black men. Cameron is trying to get through to Anthony that his actions reflects on what people think of him and he can change that by making the right decisions.
He wanted to be a leader in some ways, but should’ve been leaded. His corrupted mind brought him into the evils that will come when you’re fighting for a cause. So, he is a famous abolitionist because of his outrageous acts of violence, not because he had a substantial contribution to the cause of abolition. Killing five people for a cause isn’t that many when put into perspective with how many there still were afterwards. The plan to raid Harpers Ferry was a GREAT plan, but he isn’t a leader.
I have researched a few stories behind the stand your ground law and its amazing how so many people have got away with murder. People seem to be taking what they believe to be justice in their own hands. Doing something off your own opinion isn’t always the right thing to do. You may not like people who wear red shirts. Do you think they should die?
During these years hate crimes were popular and was commonly focused within the black and latino community. This persuaded people to stereotype these ethnic groups violent and made people fear them and made police chase after. Based by the looks of the boys the police and court quickly judged them guilty, because of racial discrimination even though there was lack of evidence. The police made it clear this was a common interracial ‘rape case’ into a ‘racist