Unformatted text preview: justification or repercussion. In sharp contrast to this ruling, these laws were intended to protect to any individual’s housing, papers and effects (including vehicles). By manipulating and applying unclear traffic laws as a means for probable cause in later drug related prosecution, law enforcement is distorting the law’s original protective intent. This exploitation is another causal example for increased levels in African American and Hispanic drug related prosecution. If left unchecked, this cycle will continue to compound itself, increasing the (already high) incarceration rates for minorities. Harris correctly advocates for stronger controls in “enforcement tactics” and “police agency operations”. Only through administrative control and statistical collection/control will we be able to reduce these inequalities....
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2008 for the course LSJ 375 taught by Professor Herbert during the Fall '07 term at University of Washington.
- Fall '07