Racial Profiling

By: Maneesh Nadipelli and Noah Farrell

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Jonathan Ferrell

Jonathan Ferrell was a football player who went to Florida A&M University. He crashed his car in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was injured and he trudged to the nearest house and started knocking the door asking for help. The owner of the house called the police and to receive a faster response said that Jonathan Ferrell was armed. The officers showed up and shot Ferrell ten times. He never had time to explain.
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Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin was 17 year old high school student who lived in Miami Gardens. He was walking outside of the apartments his dad lived when George Zimmerman a watchmen called cops telling them there was a shady figure walking outside of the apartments. The operator said do not approached but Zimmerman but he approached Trayvon. Trayvon looked at Zimmerman holding the gun and yelled Help! Help! He was shot brutally. Zimmerman replied to the media that it was self defense. He was charged for manslaughter.
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Michael Brown

Michael Brown was an 18-year-old black man who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson Missouri, on August 9. Michael Brown was walking home when Darren Wilson asked him to stop. Michael stopped and was asked to put his hands behind his back. Michael asked why and was hit in the face. Darren was arresting him for robbing a convenience store which Michael did not do. Michael tried running away but Darren took his gun and shot 12 rounds at Michael killing him.

Racial Profiling Definition

The use of an individual's race or ethnicity by law enforcement personnel as a key factor in deciding whether to engage in enforcement (e.g. stop and search or arrest). The practice is controversial and is illegal in many jurisdictions.
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Racial Profiling

Racial profiling has caused minorities to have a lot of trouble. 88% of people who were stopped and frisked in New York city were innocent. 87% were African Americans and Hispanic Americans. Many unarmed, colored people have been killed for being suspicious. How do you decide that? By their skin color. NO! In Virginia there has been many incidents where all ethnicities other than whites have been pulled over or suspected. All the people we have talked about so far were shot or killed for reasons containing racial profiling, imagine how many people have to face this and are sometimes even shot at if they do not comply. Last Year cops frisked and searched 520,079 drivers. 65% stopped were white and 73% were black. Charlottesville has been clashing with the police for a long time now and they have asked them to keep records of when cops risk and search people. There chief is not allowing it. Are they hiding something?

TO Solve Racial Profiling....

1. Start making records of who you frisk and search.

2. Test police opportunities to practice in situations.

3. Give cops rubber bullets and real bullets so you can hurt and then injure if necessary.


Help stop this in your community and stand up for what is right.