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A Comparison of Racial Profiling To protect and serve any American familiar with the police knows this pledge Yet each of these individuals who have heard this has in the last ten years been exposed to several other things the Rodney King beating the Mumia Abu-Jamal case and countless other incidents of police brutality towards minorities These events are evidence of the fact that some police officers are more likely to discriminate against blacks than whites But the truth of the matter is that the police are just as likely to commit these same acts against hispanics as they are against blacks The act of discriminating against minorities by being quicker to accuse or even beat them which is so often done by friendly neighborhood police officers is called racial profiling And its illegal at least in theory But to assume that black suspects are the only minority that are victims of this crime is a severe misconception In fact Nueva Yorks Seventh Annual Survey on police and quality of life reveals that a shocking 84 percent believe that police brutality is a serious problem in the city police department and 54 percent characterize police discrimination against minorities as widespread 2 For anyone who has seen the tapes of the Rodney King beating it is not necessary to demonstrate that racial profiling exists in cities like Los Angeles But in order to show how racial profiling is equally as problematic for hispanics one does not need to see any tapes but only look at some facts According to the Danny Davis a writer for the webzine Politico an American Civil Liberties Union ACLU report blacks make up less than 15 percent of the population in Illinois and take approximately 10 percent of the personal vehicle trips But they comprise 23 percent of the searches conducted by an Illinois State Police drug interdiction program That same report indicates that Hispanics make up
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