Fri Dec 13, 2013, 05:14 PM
MrScorpio (62,644 posts)
Miami Area Police Chief Resigns Amid Racial Profiling Charges
Police chief Matthew Boyd of the Miami Gardens Police Department resigned yesterday amid charges that officers racially profiled both customers and employees at a local convenience store. According to the Miami New Times, one employee was arrested 419 times for trespassing in the past five years.
The Florida chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) two days ago called on the Department of Justice to investigate “a systemic pattern and practice of intimidation by officers … against African American residents…”.
Miami Gardens, with a population of about 100,000, is a majority black suburb of Miami. It has one of the highest crime rates in the country.
I would hazard a guess that the crime rate was so high precisely because his police officers were so busy racially profiling innocent citizens that the criminals had carte blanche to operate at will.
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Miami Area Police Chief Resigns Amid Racial Profiling Charges (Original post)
Response to MrScorpio (Original post)
Fri Dec 13, 2013, 05:17 PM
alp227 (28,950 posts)
2. And the police chief AND mayor are black...wow.
Response to MrScorpio (Reply #3)
Fri Dec 13, 2013, 05:39 PM
Blue_Tires (41,169 posts)
I'd long explained on this forum (to no avail) that *anyone* can racially profile...
I needed this story a year ago to throw in the face of those idiots who kept saying "George Zimmerman can't have possibly racially profiled Martin because he's a latino!"
Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #4)
Fri Dec 13, 2013, 06:27 PM
giftedgirl77 (2,421 posts)
5. +2 Hermain Cain & Alan West are perfect examples
of the types of individuals who would get off on profiling minorities. I am convinced they are the inspiration for Uncle Ruckus from Boondocks.