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1 In my opinion the New York City Police Departments stop-and-friskpolicy is valid only when the program is employed in a manner that doesnot discriminate against Blacks and Hispanics The ruling of SupremeCourt also requires the police department to confirm that stop-and-friskdoes not selectively target minorities This program must be carried outso that it provides protection for citizens while protecting peoplesrights and liberties as well NYPDs Stop-and-Frisk Racial Profiling orProactive PolicingSome schema may help the police quickly judge the personality ofsuspects but descriptions of schema should not include races Whenpolice officers interpret the actions of a suspect they tend to judgehis motives based on their schema According to the text CommunicationPerception Process Certain prejudices based on racial schema can leadto perceptual errors In this case police officers mistakenly suspectthat Black and Latino people possess a weapon more often than whitesuspects According to statistics only 12 percent of 44 millionpeople mostly young Black and Latino men detained and frisked werebreaking the law A Bad Ruling on Stop-and-Frisk The frustrationof these Black and Latino men is suggestive of the fact that beingunreasonably pulled over by the police can be a humiliating anddemeaning experience for any innocent personI believe that no one should fear being stopped in the middle of dailyactivities In high-crime communities some schemas aid police officersin preventing crimes before they happen However if civilians ratherthan gangsters are becoming afraid of police officers the relationshipbetween the police and communities can be at risk Instead of racepolice officers may bring class into the development of their schema insome areas the crime rate is high among Blacks and Latinos but thereare other Blacks and Latinos in the upper class where the crime rate islow2 As interpretivists contend there are various ways of perceivingthe world and social groups do have different ways of establishing theirworldviews Metatheoritical Perspectives I agree with theinterpretivist argument that reality is socially constructed Throughcommunication we can create modify and recreate social realities TheTransaction Model which
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