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