But as one officer learned, such "honesty" can be a dangerous counterpoint to official denials of profiling. Carl Williams, New Jersey's Chief of Troopers, was dismissed in March by Governor Christine Todd Whitman soon after a news article appeared in which he defended profiling because, he said, "mostly minorities" trafficked in marijuana and cocaine. Williams' remarks received wide media attention at a time when Whitman and other state officials were already facing heightened media scrutiny over recent incidents of profiling and public anger over police mistreatment of black suspects.
Whitman and her attorney general, Peter Verniero, recouped from Williams' remarks somewhat when they issued a statistical report on April 20,acknowledging that the problem of racial profiling is, as Verniero put it, "real, not imagined. Surely Whitman had not forgotten that, for the past five years, her legal department had fought a court ruling that a policy of racial profiling was in operation on the New Jersey Turnpike?
The court had lambasted the "utter failure by the State Police hierarchy to monitor and control As events in New Jersey demonstrate, even when faced with a lawsuit, statistical evidence from independent experts, public pressure and intensive news coverage, officials in law enforcement and government are not eager to acknowledge the problem of racial profiling.
The ACLU believes that addressing the problem will require a multi-faceted effort. Our state affiliates and other civil rights advocates have brought lawsuits based on showings of discrimination by law enforcement agencies, but legal action is only a beginning; these cases are always difficult, long-term efforts that take considerable resources and plaintiffs of unusual fortitude. For instance, a lawsuit filed in Oklahoma earlier this month on behalf of SFC Gerald and his son may take years to resolve.
Legislation at the federal and state levels and local voluntary efforts can advance the momentum to collect accurate data on the problem and rein in overzealous — and sometimes illegal — law enforcement practices. Fighting crime is surely a high priority. But it must be done without damaging other important values: the freedom to go about our business without unwarranted milf personals in arabi ga interference and the right to be treated equally before the law, without regard to race or ethnicity.
And unless we address this problem, all of us — not just people of color — stand to lose. The pervasiveness of racial profiling by the police in the enforcement of our nation's drug laws is the consequence of the escalating the so-called war on drugs. Drug use and drug selling are not confined to racial and ethnic minorities in the U. But the war on drugs has, since its earliest days, targeted people of color.
The fact that skin color has now become a proxy for criminality is an inevitable outcome of this process. The primary mission of the Task Force was to intensify air and sea operations against drug smuggling in the South Florida area, but it was not long before the Florida Highway Patrol entered the fray. The emergence of crack in the spring of and a flood of lurid and often exaggerated press s of inner-city crack use ushered in a period of intense public concern about illegal drugs, and helped reinforce the impression that drug use was primarily a minority problem.
Enforcement of the nation's drug laws at the street level focused more and more on poor communities of color. In the mid- to lates, many cities initiated major law enforcement programs to deal with street-level drug dealing. The goal of these inner-city efforts was to make as many arrests as possible, and in that respect, they succeeded. Nationwide, arrests for drug possession reported by state and local police nearly doubled fromin toin Comparable figures for arrests for drug sale and manufacture rose fromin toin Minorities were disproportionately represented in these figures.
According to the government's own reports, 80 percent of the country's cocaine users are oregon or adult personals, and the "typical cocaine user is a middle-class, white suburbanite. Thus a "drug courier profile" with unmistakable racial overtones took hold in law enforcement. The profile, described by one court as "an informally compiled abstract of characteristics thought typical of persons carrying illicit drugs," had been used in the war on drugs for some time.
ByMarkonni's drug courier profile was in use at over 20 airports. The characteristics of the Markonni profile were behavioral. Did the person appear to be nervous? Did he pay for his airline ticket in cash and in large bills? Was he going to or arriving from a destination considered a place of origin of cocaine, heroin or marijuana?
Was he traveling under an alias? In the s, with the emergence of the crack market, skin color alone became a major profile component, and, to an increasing extent, black travelers in the nation's airports and found themselves the subjects of frequent interrogations and suspicionless searches by the DEA and the U. Customs Service. These law enforcement practices soon spread to train stations and bus terminals, as well.
Sometimes the discriminatory nature of profile stops and searches was so blatant that judges took notice. In the early s, one New York City Criminal Court judge, in dismissing the charges against an African American woman who had been stopped and searched in the Port Authority Bus Terminal, wrote: "I arraign approximately one-third of the felony cases in New York County and have no recollection of any best online dating loveline personals in a Port Authority Police Department drug interdiction case who was not either black or Hispanic.
In sex personals syracuse, a racially biased drug courier profile was introduced to the highway patrol by the DEA. That year the agency launched "Operation Pipeline," a little known highway drug interdiction program which has, to date, trained approximately 27, police officers in 48 participating states to use pretext stops in order to find drugs in vehicles. The techniques taught and widely encouraged by the DEA as part of Operation Pipeline have been instrumental in spreading the use of pretext stops, which are at the heart of the racial profiling debate.
In fact, some of the training materials used and produced in conjunction with Pipeline and other associated programs have implicitly if not explicitly encouraged the targeting of minority motorists. The consequences of these law enforcement practices and sentencing policies are painfully evident today in the demographics of our prison population. According to an April report prepared for the U.
The African American proportion of drug arrests has risen from 25 percent in to 37 percent in Hispanic and African American inmates are more likely than non-Hispanic whites to be incarcerated for a drug offense. Today, blacks constitute 13 percent of the country's drug users; 37 percent of those arrested on drug charges; 55 percent of those convicted; and 74 percent of all drug offenders sentenced to prison. At the same time that racial profiling by law enforcement was expanding, the Supreme Court's sensitivity to Fourth Amendment rights was contracting.
The constitutionality of pretexual traffic stops — using a minor traffic infraction, real or alleged, as an excuse to stop and search a vehicle and its passengers — reached the U. Supreme Court in in a case called Whren v. The question before the Court was, is a search constitutional if it would never have taken place if the police were not looking for an excuse to get around the requirements of the Fourth Amendment?
In its friend-of-the-court brief, the ACLU argued that pretextual searches violate the core principles of the Fourth Amendment, and warned that to sanction such searches was to "invite discriminatory enforcement. In practice, the Whren decision has given the police virtually unlimited authority to stop and search any vehicle they want. Every driver probably violates some provision of the vehicle code at some time during even a short drive, because state traffic codes identify so many different infractions.
For example, traffic codes define precisely how long a driver must al before turning, and the particular conditions under which a driver must use lights. Vehicle equipment is also highly regulated. A small light bulb must illuminate the rear plate. Tail lights must be visible from a particular distance. Tire tread must be at a particular depth. And all equipment must be in working order at all times.
If the police target a driver for a stop and boating babes needed, all they have to do to come up with a pretext for a stop is follow the car until the driver makes an inconsequential error or until a technical violation is observed. Since Whren, the Court has extended police power over cars and drivers even further. In Ohio v. Robinette, the Court rejected the argument that officers seeking consent to search a car must tell the driver he is free to refuse permission and leave.
Maryland v. Wilson gave police the power to order passengers out of stopped cars, whether or not there is any basis to suspect they are dangerous. And in Wyoming v. Houghton, decided on April 5,the Indian prostitutes in perth ruled that after the lawful arrest of the driver, the police can search the closed purse of a passenger even though she had nothing to do with the alleged traffic infraction and had done nothing to suggest involvement in criminal activity.
Media coverage of racial profiling as a phenomenon in law enforcement has been simmering slowly over the past decade; in it finally began to boil over. In the past year, front- stories, editorials and columns have appeared in every major national newspaper and countless local dailies. The phrase "driving while black," used with bitter familiarity for years in magazines and newspapers targeted for African Americans, can now be found in the s of Esquire, Newsweek and TIME.
Of course, media fascination with a social problem does not necessarily make it "real," any more than lack of media coverage makes it nonexistent. But the dozens of stories in the press and on the escort services paris, combined with the statistical reports, the lawsuits, and recent legislative action, make a powerful argument that "driving while black" is not just an occasional problem.
It's time for our national leaders to realize that this is not about a few "bad apples. The following stories are just a small sampling:. In Arizona, the Phoenix New Times told the story of Larrel Riggs, a year-old marketing executive who was pulled over on a highway by two officers from the Scottsdale Police Department in The ethnid demanded to see his driver's and registration.
When Riggs handed over the documents, he was told to wait in the car. Then, instead of walking back to their car in the normal way, the officers slowly backed away from Riggs, watching him, hands on their guns. In the end, Riggs received a citation for lookinf illegible plate" and they let him saint john escorts rates. The entire process had taken about a half-hour, and Riggs was so badly shaken that he couldn't sleep that night.
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They looked like they'd have pulled their guns if I'd so much as sneezed. In California inSan Diego Chargers allerga escorts player Shawn Lee was pulled over, and he and his girlfriend were handcuffed and detained by police for half an hour on the side of Interstate The officer said that Lee was stopped because he was driving a vehicle that fit the description of one stolen earlier that evening.
Etnnic, Lee was driving a Jeep Cherokee, a essex fuck buddys utility vehicle, and the reportedly stolen vehicle was a Honda sedan. Source: San Diego Union Tribune. Intwo officers in police cruisers followed George Washington and Darryl Hicks as they drove into the parking garage of the hotel where they were staying in Santa Monica.
The men were ordered out of the car at gun point, handcuffed and placed in separate police cars while the officers searched their car and checked their identification. The police justified this detention because the ethniv allegedly resembled a description of two suspects being sought for 19 armed robberies and because one of the men seemed to be "nervous. Source: The Los Angeles Times.
The payment settled a class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of people stopped between August and August on I between Eagle and Glenwood Springs, none of sthnic were ticketed or arrested for drugs. One of the plaintiffs, Jhenita Whitfield, who is black, said she and her sister, who is in the Navy, were stopped May 5,while driving through Eagle County from San Diego with four small children.
She said she was told that she failed to al properly before changing lanes. The deputy then asked to search her car. She consented. The kids were hungry and one had to go to the bathroom. I figured, let's do it and get the hell out of here.
The agreement called for the case's dismissal and required that police not stop, seize or search a person "unless there is some objective reasonable suspicion that the person has done something wrong. In Connecticut, the issue of DWB has arisen in several incidents. Most new escort edmonton, perhaps, was the disclosure last year of a memo by the chief of an all-white police force in Trumbull, a suburb of Bridgeport.
In the memo, Chief Theodore Ambrosini advised officers of a series of armed robberies in town and urged them to take the offensive.
On Mother's Day ina Trumbull police officer stopped Penn as he drove in a van fir this predominantly white, suburban town, and asked to see his and registration. As s officer gave the back, he asked Penn if he knew which w he was in. Bridgeport, the state's largest city where blacks and Hispanics comprise 85 percent of the population, borders Trumbull — which is 98 percent white.
I wanted to know what difference that made,'' Penn said, recalling how he got lost and was turning around on a dead-end street when the officer blocked his van with a patrol car. Trumbull, which is now under babylone escorts by the Federal Bureau maj Investigation and the Department neerles Justice, is not needlfs only Connecticut community to experience profiling.
In suburban Avon, for example, former police officers corroborated the existence of the long-rumored "Barkhamsted Express," a slang term for the routine stopping of black and Hispanic motorists traveling through town from Hartford to ethnlc Barkhamsted looking for a guitarist friend?. The stop ended with him being wrestled to the ground, hit with pepper spray and arrested. It turned out that Campbell was a major in the Metro-Dade Police Department and had identified himself as such when he was pulled over for an illegal looking for woman 40 70 change and having an obscured tag.
Said Campbell, "The majority of people they are searching and humiliating are black people. That's why I was so angry. I went from being an ordinary citizen and decorated officer to a criminal in a matter of minutes. In Indiana, Sgt. David Smith, an African American police officer, was pulled over fab driving an unmarked car in the City of Erhnic in Okanagan indian escorts was in full uniform at the time, but he was not wearing a hat which would have identified him as a police officer.
According to a complaint filed with the ACLU, the trooper who stopped Smith appeared to be "shocked and surprised" when Sgt. Smith got out of the car. The trooper explained that he had stopped Smith because he had three antennas on the rear of his car and quickly left the scene. Source: The Indianapolis Star. In Kentucky, DeJuan Wheat, a former University of Louisville basketball star, was pulled over while driving in downtown Louisville late one night in The officers, who claimed they were looking for a truck like his, made Wheat get out of his vehicle while they searched it and ran warrant checks.
When a black officer recognized Wheat, tensions eased and the officers let him go. Source: The Courier-Journal. In Maine, the Portland Press Herald last lookinng reported that the city's minority residents feel the pressure of police bias. In a front- article, the newspaper told the story of Michael Stovall, a year-old lawyer who passed a kingston personals officer going in the opposite direction on a city street etynic watched as the patrolman did a U-turn and pulled up behind him.
Stovall was followed for several blocks while the officer spoke into his radio. Finally, the newspaper said, the patrolman left, leaving Stovall to wonder. Another African American, Judith Hyman, said she was stopped by a Portland police officer while driving on a city street with her son, who is black, and his girlfriend, who is white.
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The newspaper also told the story of Mutima Ethhic, an immigrant from Congo and pastor of the African International Church, who said he was once questioned by an officer after parking his car. People said I should speak out, but this is a general thing for many people. The troopers searched their car and brought in drug-sniffing dogs.
During the course of the search, their daughter's lloking dress was tossed onto one of the police cars and, as trucks passed on I, it was blown to the ground. Carter was not allowed to use the restroom during the search because police officers feared that she would flee. Their belongings were strewn along the highway, ethnif and urinated on by the dogs. No drugs were found and no ticket was issued. The Carters eventually reached a settlement with the Maryland State Oloking.
Source: The Daily Record. InNelson Walker, a young Liberian man attending college in North Carolina, was driving along I in Maryland when he was pulled over by state police who said he wasn't wearing looikng seatbelt. The officers detained him and his foe passengers for two hours as they searched for illegal drugs, weapons, or other contraband.
Finding nothing in the car, they proceeded to dismantle the car and removed part of a door panel, a seat panel and part of the sunroof. The officers found nothing and in the end handed Walker a screwdriver, saying, "You're going to casas adobes transexual prostitutes this," as they left the scene.
Source: The Single looking for fun News-Observer. Gary D. Rodwell repeatedly refused to consent to a search of his vehicle when he was stopped for three hours on I in He said that the officer threatened to arrest him and called in a canine unit to search the vehicle.
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When no drugs were found, the officer accused Wthnic of lying, took his keys and called a tow truck to impound the Pontiac Bonneville Rodwell was driving. Rodwell had to pay the tow truck driver to get his car back. Source: The Baltimore Sun.
In Massachusetts, speaker after speaker, including black doctors and lawyers, testified etthnic a legislative committee in April about being stopped by police officers, apparently because of the color of their skin. The speakers were supporting a bill that would require the state to collect traffic stop statistics to mab if grays knob ky adult personals were being stopped inordinately.
Source: Associated Press. Yawu Miller, a black reporter with the Bay State Banner, decided to find out how long two black men could drive at night in Brookline, a predominantly white community, before being pulled over by the police. It happened almost immediately. Three cruisers with flashing blue lights appeared in Miller's rear view mirror. One cruiser drew up along side Miller's car and asked, "Are you lost? Any reason why you're driving around in circles?
In Looikng last year invited officials African Americans and other minorities to air their grievances about police mistreatment at an all-day forum. Among those telling their stories was Alicia Smith of Oak Park, a year-old African American who was driving to a movie with friends in her hometown when two white officers stopped her lookig explanation and asked where she was going. Another African American woman told of her husband's experience of being stopped and neddles about a "tilted plate.
I worked everyday just like that police officer did. In Nebraska, the Omaha Human Relations Board released a series of recommendations last year for improving relations between police and minority communities. Among the recommendations, the Omaha World-Herald reported, were that the Lookinv Office and City Council address complaints that police target minorities pooking traffic stops and subject them to other forms of harassment.
Ron Estes, an African American firefighter, told of visiting a model home in a west Omaha subdivision. Although looing homes were closed, Estes told the Human Relations Board that he spoke to a resident of the subdivision for about 30 minutes while sitting in his Chevrolet Blazer. A few days later, he stopped by his fire station to pick up his gear when he overheard an Omaha police officer asking other firefighters questions about his truck, which had a personalized plate that read BSICBLK.
Estes said he later learned that the subdivision resident he had talked with was a police officer who reported his visit as suspicious. Shortly thereafter, Estes bought a new personalized plate. Source: The Detroit News. In New Jersey infour young men — three African Americans and one Hispanic — en route to a basketball clinic in North Carolina were shot on the New Jersey Turnpike after their van was stopped for speeding loooing suspected drug trafficking.
The men contend that scotia ne housewives personals were not speeding, but were stopped because san jose transexual escorts their race. The two officers involved in the Turnpike shooting was subsequently indicted for falsely listing black motorists as white in their reports.
Source: Emerge Magazine. In New York, Collie Brown was driving from Albany to Bethlehem with his young daughter asleep in the car in lookung he noticed that his headlights ukraine mature personals dimming. He stopped the car and got out to see what was causing the problem. A Bethlehem police car pulled up behind him with its lights flashing, and the officer asked if he needed any help. When Brown replied that he did not need any assistance, the officer told him to get behind the car and proceeded to handcuff him.
The officer informed Brown that the car had been reported as stolen, which was true. Brown had reported the car stolen many months earlier after it had been hot-wired in front of his etnic in Albany. The Albany police had recovered the car a week after it was reported stolen. At no point was Brown ever asked for his registration or driver's prior to being handcuffed. The officer eventually retrieved Brown's wallet from putas en long island ny car and discovered that the car did belong to him, and Brown was released.
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In North Carolina, which recently became the first state in the nation to adopt legislation to help quantify the DWB problem, an analysis by the Raleigh News and Observer found that a highway drug unit ticketed black men at nearly twice the rate of other police units. In most cases, the newspaper reported, the drivers were charged with minor traffic violations and no drugs were found.
The story of Robert Gardner was typical. InGardner was stopped while driving a Lexus on I A laboratory technician at North Bronx Hospital in New Atlanta hardsports escorts, Gardner was driving with his cousin to visit family in South Carolina when he was pulled over for speeding. The officer asked him to sit in the patrol car and peppered him with questions: Where are you going? What is your job? When are you going back?
Then the officer went to Gardner's car and asked the same questions of his cousin, Sharon. He then got permission from Gardner to search his car. But, he said, the officer opened the alarm system and compact disc player. He removed door panels, molding and seats. He north louisiana mature sex personals air out of the tires and rapped on them. Then he deflated the spare and bounced it on the road. He found nothing. As Gammage pulled over, a total of five Brentwood police cars arrived on the scene.
One of the officers said that Gammage ran three red lights before stopping after the officer flashed his lights at him. The officer ordered Gammage out of the car and saw him grab something that was reportedly korean escorts in portland weapon, but in reality was just a cellular phone. The officer knocked the phone out of Gammage's hand and a scuffle followed.
The other officers beat Gammage with a flashlight, a collapsible baton and a blackjack as one put his foot on Gammage's neck. Jonny Gammage died, handcuffed, ankles bound, facedown on the pavement shortly after the incident began.
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He was unarmed. Source: People Magazine. At the fqn, U. A bill to explore whether minorities are targeted by police failed last year in the state legislature, but has been reintroduced. Source: Providence Journal-Bulletin. In Oregon, leaders of the State Police, along with 23 Portland-area police departments and police unions, recently ed a resolution taking a strong stand against race-based profiling.
Portland Police Chief Charles Moose said the resolution was intended ethnnic reassure citizens that race-based policing would not be allowed. Another chief, Ron Fwn, told the Portland Oregonian that in his 25 years as a police officer, he's seen the hurt and resentment in the faces of minority motorists who feel they've been stopped because of their race.
And as a Chinese American, he told the newspaper, he understands those feelings. LeRon Howland, the Oregon State Police Superintendent, said that the resolution means that "if you have a police officer out there who uses his badge for racially motivated conduct, it will not be tolerated by police agencies or the leadership of the unions. First Class Rossano V. Gerald, 37, and his son Gregory, 13, claiming violations of neefles civil looking for anyone on oviedo law and of their constitutional rights to equal treatment nedeles to be meedles from unreasonable searches and seizures.
SFC Gerald, whose story is chronicled in the opening s of this report, said he is bringing the lawsuit to assure his son that authority figures who abuse their power are brought to justice. In South Carolina, La-Prell and Tammie Drumming were driving down a street in Needldswhen they noticed a vehicle closing in on their bumper. Moments later, a man with a baton was smashing year-old La-Prell's car window and dousing her with pepper spray.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle. In Tennessee, at xxx personals ninnekah oklahoma May meeting with the Nashville Human Relations Commission, Mansfield Douglas, a Metro councilman, reported that two months earlier he had been pulled over by a police officer in the very district he represents.
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It really gives you a sense of outrage, but it can be stopped. In Texas, a analysis of more than 16 million driving records by the Houston Chronicle found that minority drivers who strayed into prostitutes northampton small white enclaves in and around the state's major urban areas were twice as likely as whites to be ticketed for traffic violations. The study found that Hispanics were ticketed most often, though blacks overall faced the sharpest disparities, particularly in the suburbs around Houston where they were more than three times as likely as whites to receive citations.
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