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Fri Dec 13, 2013, 05:14 PM

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.

http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/12/miami_area_police_chief_resigns_amid_racial_profiling_charges.html


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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MrScorpio Dec 2013 OP
Glassunion Dec 2013 #1
alp227 Dec 2013 #2
MrScorpio Dec 2013 #3
Blue_Tires Dec 2013 #4
giftedgirl77 Dec 2013 #5

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Fri Dec 13, 2013, 05:17 PM

1. Bullshit...

I have it on good authority right here at DU, that colored people are advancing just fine.

This must be an anomaly.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 13, 2013, 05:20 PM

3. They're authority figures who have disregarded their responsibility to their citizens...

And one other thing, cops only come in one color… Blue.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 13, 2013, 05:39 PM

4. +1

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!"

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 13, 2013, 06:27 PM

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.

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