November 25, 2008 By Wallin & Klarich

Recent ACLU study released shows serious racial profiling by LAPD against African Americans and Hispanics

The American Civil Liberties Union released a study saying that “when compared with whites, African Americans and Hispanics are much more likely to be stopped, frisked, searched – with and without their consent – and arrested.” The study pertained to discretionary police stops in which whites were found to be much more likely to be found in possession of weapons, drugs, or other contraband than Blacks or Hispanics.

The report shows that African Americans are 166 percent more likely to be stopped by police, 127 percent more likely to be frisked, 76 percent more likely to be searched, 81 percent more likely to be subject to a search without consent and 29 percent more likely to be arrested than whites. Latinos were also found to largely be targeted more than whites with numbers similar to those of African Americans.

With studies such as this one being brought to the surface, it becomes clearer that this type of racial profiling by police does in fact exist and does play a part in the discretionary stops that police officers make. If you find yourself a victim of these often unlawful stops, and are accused or arrested for a crime unjustly you still need a California criminal defense lawyer to prove your innocence! Don’t be subject to abuse of power!

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