1301-4 - Rogers 1 Jacob Rogers Mrs. Cluiss English 1301 17...

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Jacob Rogers Mrs. Cluiss English 1301 17 June 2004 The Reality of Racial Profiling Racial profiling especially affects minority races as well as law enforcement agencies that are accused of crimes. No matter how hard everyone involved tries, nothing seems to alleviate the rage that is possessed by many. Some don’t even recognize that there is a problem with the issue. The majority of racial profiling complaints are coming from African-Americans. The claim is that they are specifically targeted and treated unequally by police officers of a different race. Everyone has seen the 1992 Rodney King beating several times. Due to the fact that the video of that particular police beating has aired millions of times, continuous hate and controversy has been stirred up. A recent study by the state of Florida has shown that police use force more often on their own racial or ethnic groups. White police officers use against 26% of whites, while blacks use force on 16% of white suspects. Also, black police officers use force on 67% of black suspects, but white police officers only use force on 40% of the black suspects. Because of these
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Purcell during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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