DO MINORITIES = CRIME?
The video displays victims involved in different cases of police brutality. Some victims died others were able to live and tell their story. Photos are shown in the video of police officers performing such brutal acts.
Racial profiling is a potential cause of police brutality. Lendman, a well-known writer argues that police officers abuse their powers violently and blacks, Latinos, and ethnic minorities are the most targeted victims. He suspects that it makes certain demographics more susceptible to misconduct. He states that police officers are killing machines that make their own rules that remain unpunished and this continues the trend. Lendman describes how they are granted the right to kill and take full advantage of it. Also those police officers find reason to justify their actions. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) studied the Boston Police Department and argue that they engage in multiple racially biased street encounters. The key findings in the study were young black men are more vulnerable to be stopped, frisked, searched, interrogated, and observed. Even though, they make up twenty-four percent of Boston's population they have more than fifty percent of encounters with police officers. According to Wesley Lowery researchers found that seventy-five percent of those encounters had no reason or probable cause for the search. Researchers concluded that race is a significant factor. Some experts argue that racial profiling specifically race- "blink" response is the cause of police brutality because they are mental shortcuts that associate crime with African Americans and other minorities.