When you’re taking your child to school, going grocery shopping, heading to work or simply complying with your daily routines in your motored vehicle, the last thing on your mind and the least expected would possible be getting stopped by a cop. Maybe he/she stopped you for an expired license plate, failure to alert a turn with a signal light or in a worst case scenario driving intoxicated. Situations that all citizens would most reason and agree with being that this is simply due to the fact cops, as government officials, are just doing their job by trying to protect humans and the right they have to go about their lives in a safe environment. But when a cop stops you for one reason, an unjust and unconstitutional reason, you question the fundamental principles of the Constitution. This unjust practice is Racial Profiling, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, “Racial profiling disproportionately targets people of color for investigation and enforcement, alienating communities from law enforcement, hindering community policing efforts, and causing law enforcement to lose credibility and trust among the people they are sworn to protect and serve. We rely on the police to protect us from harm and to promote fairness and justice in our communities. The despicable practice of racial profiling, however, has led countless people to live in fear and created a system of law enforcement that casts entire communities as suspect” (America Civil Liberties Union).
According to Colorline Archives “Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law in Phoenix, Arizona… SB1070 empowers police officers to detain and arrest anyone they have “reasonable suspicion” to believe is in the country without papers. Those who are detained and cannot provide proof of legal residence or citizenship could be charged with a misdemeanor. The bill also makes transporting and employing undocumented immigrants a crime” (ColorLines News For Action).
No one can deny that this...