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Pros of Racial Profiling

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by Justine Pabillare on 12 December 2012

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Transcript of Pros of Racial Profiling

Pros of Racial Profiling Justine Pabillare 2. It's an effective tool of policing 3. Higher results in valid arrests 1. Racial profiling is a mechanism to prevent future terrorist attacks Racial profiling increases the likelihood that the investments of police efforts will lead to more arrests, as argued by Simon Keller on publicreason.net. "The percentage of arrests of serious crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery shows that out of 6,390 arrests for those crimes, the suspect was black 56.5% of the time and the arrestee was black 53.3% of the time. The suspect was Hispanic 32.5% of the time and the arrestee was Hispanic 36.6% of the time. The suspect was white 7.8% of the time and the arrestee was white 6.1% of the time." -Colorado Peak Politics These percentages are so close to the percentage of innocent people being stopped, that it shows the police are using valid and excellent judgment in selecting people to stop. Their job is to stop crime, and it's reasonable that innocent people will be stopped along the way. 4. Meets constitutional standards -According to Jack Greer, staff writer at the Stanford Review, the main reason for racial profiling is to help stop terrorists. The U.S. is engaged in a global struggle against Islamic fundamentalists, and it is a fact that most of these terrorists are Arab, hence the special attention given to them in airports. "Police officers rely on information that may be coincidental to skin color, but not dependent on it." -Jack Dunphy, columnist for the National Review Online and LAPD police officer.

It is a given fact that although not all Muslims are terrorists, and not all minorities are criminals, most terrorists ARE Muslim, and most criminals are minorities. Ever since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, even the President himself emphasized that the federal law enforcement must use every legitimate tool to prevent future attacks. For the sake of protecting our Nation, race and ethnicity in these circumstances is properly governed by existing statutory and constitutional standards, according to the US Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. Joe Arpaio, Sheriff of Arizona, uses tactics involving race as a factor to target illegal immigrants, but because of these tactics he and his deputies have identified 6000 illegal immigrants, according to a Los Angeles Times article. 5. It narrows down the number of suspects. There are cases where a loose criminal is depicted to be of a certain race. Therefore, searching and profiling those who appear of that race is completely legal; it's to narrow the search down of the suspect. - Racial Profiling Pros and Cons, hubpages.com The End
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