Skip to comments.Racial profiling "is not a myth"
Posted on 07/23/2007 3:08:59 AM PDT by skimbell
After three years of tracking every traffic stop and reporting each incident in detail, Illinois police have a mountain of data, a few clear trends in how drivers are treated and difficult questions.
For the third year, police in 2006 pulled over about 2.5 million drivers. And just as in the first two years, minorities were stopped in larger percentages than population numbers would suggest, and were much more likely to be searched than whites.
But it's not clear who will answer questions
(Excerpt) Read more at qconline.com ...
It does not go far enough to be a scientific study. Nobody wants to delve into whether “minorities” are more likely to misbehave in traffic — especially if we’re counting in illegal aliens. That’s a question as radioactive as Chernobyl.
After all the years this subject has been discussed I have come to the conclusion that, in my opinion, we will never get rid of racial profiling 100%. It will be done by groups and individuals at a near sub-concious level in some cases. So it will always be with us to some degree, like it or not.
Some call it good police work.
What if blacks really do break traffic laws at higher rates than whites?
“A New Jersey study suggesting black drivers speed more than other drivers was released this week despite federal government concerns about its accuracy.
The study found African-American motorists are more likely than white drivers to exceed the 65 mph speed limit on the southern end of the New Jersey Turnpike.”
N.J. releases controversial racial speeding study
Flawed conclusion. If you combine any 2 or 3 “minorities”, they are not a minority any more. Instant race baiting.
If you love irony, check this out:
POLITICS, IMPRISONMENT AND RACE
“An adult black man is seven times more likely to be found housed behind bars as is his white counterpart. Paradoxically, the largest disparities are found in political domains controlled by liberals — the leaders in the struggle for racial justice. By examining how criminal behavior is distributed within the races, the paradox is resolved showing it to be an unintended consequence of liberal benevolence and goodwill.”
The New Jersey study should be definitive. It used cameras triggered by radar—there was no human input in selecting violators.
HA, you think objectivity has anything to do with this? /s
Politically correct charlatans already know what all the answers have to be, so don’t go confusing them with any politically incorrect data!!
"Study Finds Minorities 30% More Likely to Drive Without a License"
A reason right there to pull them over to begin with.
And the result of those searches, white vs non-white? I'm guessing the non-white searches were more productive.
My personal survey of driving habits supports these conclusions.
What shares me is the probable ‘fix’ that will inevitably be proposed: Start stopping more whites for little to no reason to raise the quota of whites arrested, and ignoring black scofflaws.
Minorities are also much more likely to show up on police computers as having felony convictions, outstanding arrest warrants, unpaid fines and tickets, etc, etc
I’d like to see the statistics on double parking, boom-box-mobiles, and parking in no parking zones. People who do these minor crimes will also be the same ones who run stop signs, speed and do other moving violations.
In Tampa, if you drive on Columbus Ave, the driving habits of people around you suddenly become very very interesting. You better keep your head on a swivel!
You see, this is a highly concentrated latin area called West Tampa. These people do not drive well. Believe it.
My wife and I both come from Tampa latin families. We laugh about Columbus Ave. It happens EVERY TIME we drive down there! Every time.
A 1997 study of dog bite fatalities in the years 1979 through 1996 revealed that the following breeds had killed one or more persons: pit bulls, Rottweilers, German shepherds, huskies, Alaskan malamutes, Doberman pinschers, chows, Great Danes, St. Bernards, and Akitas. (from http://www.fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2004/112004/11102004/1562575/printer_friendly)
So, is this “dog profiling,” “breedism,” or facts?
So the people getting pulled over/arrested aren’t really committing any violations. Is that it?
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