Racial Profiling Is Wrong

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National Morality xxxxxxxx National Morality Morals are something everyone has, whether they are religion oriented or just promises made to ones self over time, built off of their own set of beliefs. This is nothing abnormal for any citizen of the land of the free; after all it is what the forefathers of this country built it upon. However, if these rights and liberties are continually taken for granted it is plausible that they could slowly slip out of grasp. Any leniency or allowance of exceptions to any of the rights granted by this country’s Constitution is most certainly an unacceptable action. Although losing such rights may seem implausible and improbable at this point,…show more content…
Racial profiling is a violation of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Fourth Amendment protects from unreasonable searches and seizures. Therefore in order for an officer to make a traffic stop they must have reasonable articulable suspicion or probable cause. So if they pulled a person over with suspicion provoked by their race or ethnicity it would be a direct violation of the Fourth Amendment. (Rediker 2007) Racial profiling during traffic stops has definitely received the most attention when it comes to this controversy of the infringement of American’s rights. This is for good reason though; the majority of people only come in contact with the police through small violations such as driving infractions. Plus the police use basic traffic stops to help them get leadoffs to bigger, more extravagant crimes. (Forde-Mazrui,…show more content…
This is something that is used in Florida, where the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles presents police departments with a drug-courier description. Suspicion was to be made by officers if they were to observe anyone who fit into descriptions such as the following. This would include anyone who might be following traffic laws in a “scrupulously” manor, people “wearing lots of gold, or who do not ‘fit the vehicle’, as well as ethnic groups associated with the drug trade.” In other words, if they were to see someone abiding the traffic laws to a t, wearing lots of jewelry, driving a car that a certain officer felt did not ‘fit” them and they were of ethnic decent; then more likely than not they were supposedly hiding something.( Sydejko,

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