Monday, February 16, 2015

The American Life For Some Of Us

I recently heard this broadcast on WCBU here in Peoria. 

Some of these officers in Miami Gardens were jaded and some were simply bad cops. In a town with a population of 110,000 had 99.980 stops in 5 years. Miami had 3,753 stops in the same 5 year period of time. This was a Black Police Chief as well. A 5 and 7 year old were stopped for being "suspicious" or a suspect in a crime. Are you serious??? 

What should be done is a rotation and readjustment for street cops so that they won't become victims of reinforced stereotypes and predispositions. I have people in Peoria calling me that are experiencing things similar to this. When we have police telling people to move and get off the front porch of their own homes, we have an issue. We have received many calls from Peorians who have similar experiences to these. 


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