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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #30)

Sat May 4, 2013, 12:36 AM

31. They shouldn't be stopping ANYBODY absent reasonable suspicion . . .

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. . . that the person they are stopping either has committed, or is about to commit, a crime. And I'm sorry, merely being African American in a high crime neighborhood does NOT constitute reasonable suspicion!

Look, for suspicion to be in any sense reasonable, it must be individualized. The mere fact that a person fits a particular demographic does not in any way indicate any particular predilection for crime, let alone imminent crime, on the part of that individual. So if they are not stopping a person based on reasonable suspicion, then they are stopping them based on the person's fit with a demographic profile. That is inherently racist.

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