What is “racial profiling?” How does the “stop-and-frisk” policy in New York City utilize racial profiling? What percentage of people who are stopped and frisked are innocent?

Choose one story from the 6 offered in the VICE News article above that stands out to you. What happened in this case? What does it suggest to you about the stop-and-frisk policy? Discuss fully in a one-page essay

Racial Profiling

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“Racial profiling” is the use of race or ethnicity in determining whether someone has committed an offense. A few cases of racial profiling that have received widespread attention in the last few years can be read about here:

Starbucks just the latest accused of racial profiling

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/04/15/starbucks-just-latest-accused-racial-profiling-retail/518844002/

Is racial profiling illegal? In Florida yes but not in every state:

State-by-state racial profiling laws Source: National Organization …

One notorious example of racial profiling is the “stop-and-frisk” policy of New York City that steadily increased from 2002 to 2013. Read more about the policy here:

“I got tired of hunting black and Hispanic people”

Stop-and-frisk data

https://www.nyclu.org/en/Stop-and-Frisk-data

NYPD is disbanding a unit that is the last chapter of stop-and-frisk

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/nypd-disbanding-unit-last-chapter-stop-frisk-n1231135

For this assignment consider the materials above and read about the experiences of people who were subject to the stop-and-frisk policy in NYC here:

6 people describe being stopped and frisked when Bloomberg was mayor of NYC

https://www.vice.com/en/article/3a85nn/stop-and-frisk-mayor-bloomberg-nyc-personal-stories

Answer the following in a one-page essay:

What is “racial profiling?” How does the “stop-and-frisk” policy in New York City utilize racial profiling? What percentage of people who are stopped and frisked are innocent?

Choose one story from the 6 offered in the VICE News article above that stands out to you. What happened in this case? What does it suggest to you about the stop-and-frisk policy? Discuss fully in a one-page essay.

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