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It is early in the morning and the well-dressed young African-American man driving his Ford Explorer on I-75 sees the blue lights of the Georgia State Patrol car behind him The officer pulls behind the sport utility vehicle and the young mans heart begins to sink He is on his way to Atlanta for a job interview The stop ostensibly for speeding should not take long he reasons as the highway patrol officer walks cautiously toward the Explorer But instead of simply asking for a drivers license and writing a speeding ticket the trooper calls for backup Another trooper soon arrives his blue lights flashing as well The young man is told to leave his vehicle as the troopers announce their intention to search it Hey where did you get the money for something like this one trooper asks mockingly while he starts the process of going through every inch of the Explorer Soon an officer pulls off an inside door panel More dismantling of the vehicle follows They say they are looking for drugs but in the end find nothing After ticketing the driver for speeding the two officers casually drive off Sitting in his now-trashed SUV the young man weeps in his anger and humiliation Unmotivated searches like this are daily occurrences on our nations highways and blacks and white liberals have been decrying the situation for several years Many conservatives on the other hand dismiss such complaints as the exaggerations of hypersensitive minorities Or they say that if traffic cops do in fact pull over and search the vehicles of African Americans disproportionately then such racial profiling is an unfortunate but necessary component of modern crime fighting The incident described above should give pause to those who think that racial profiling is simply a bogus issue cooked up by black leaders such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to use as another publicity tool One of us teaches
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