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African-American Males and the U.S. Justice System of by Floyd Weatherspoon

By Floyd Weatherspoon

African-American men and the united states Justice procedure of Marginalization presents an outline of the industrial and social prestige of African-American men in the USA, which maintains to become worse at an alarming cost. Weatherspoon posits that during each American institutional procedure, from start to dying, the adventure of African-American men to accomplish racial justice and fairness during this nation is overlooked, marginalized, and exploited. the yank justice procedure, particularly, has accepted and in certain cases sanctioned the marginalization of African-American men as complete electorate. Weatherspoon examines the concept African-American men are disproportionately represented in each element of the felony justice process, and that the marginalization of African-American men in the USA has a protracted and treacherous heritage that keeps to negatively influence their financial, political, and social prestige.

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The court failed to recognize that too often the “innocent victims,” who were being stopped and humiliated by law enforcement officers, were African-American males. The court in Washington v. 78 Unfortunately, African-American males are treated in this manner by law enforcement officials, without consciousness of, or concerns about their constitutional rights. One of the most egregious examples of racial profiling of AfricanAmerican males occurred in 1998 when two New Jersey Troopers stopped and fired eleven times at a van traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike, wounding three of the passengers.

Scheindlin held that: [t]he City is liable for violating plaintiffs’ Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The City acted with deliberate indifference toward the NYPD’s practice of making unconstitutional stops and conducting unconstitutional frisks. Even if the City had not been deliberately indifferent, the NYPD’s unconstitutional practices were sufficiently widespread as to have the force of law. In addition, the City adopted a policy of indirect racial profiling by targeting racially defined groups for stops based on local crime suspect data.

95 Often, African-American males who are stopped based on a “reasonable suspicion” of a traffic violation are lined up along the highway, humiliated, and searched without probable cause. ” The Act has not passed Congress, after a number of attempts. 96 Years later, the Whren decision continues to abridge the rights of African-American males. For example, in Leftridge v. Matthews,97 two African-American males were stopped and frisked and alleged their race was the factor why the white police officers stopped them on the highway.

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