Target: Los Angeles Police Department
Goal: Stop unlawfully profiling minorities
A new Department of Justice investigation finds the nation’s largest sheriff’s department systematically racially profiles against minorities. The two-year long investigation finally proves what most people already know: stops, seizures and excessive force are up to 30 percent more likely to happen to minorities over whites with no probable cause. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department go as far as sending photos of Section 8 recipients’ housing to Section 8 hate groups, putting the mostly minority populace at risk for future hate crimes. Statistics from the investigation reveal that African Americans and Latinos are stopped and searched 50 percent more than whites.
The department of Justice notes, “…the higher rate of searching African-American pedestrians, for example, has not correlated to a higher discovery rate of contraband. In fact, in Lancaster, the contraband seizure rate is about 50% lower for African Americans than for whites.” Unlawful police stops in Los Angeles County against minorities yield a 90 percent fail rate, while Caucasians are twice as likely to carry a weapon and a third as likely to possess drug paraphernalia or contraband.
Victims of racial profiling and unlawful stop and frisks file unheard and uninvestigated complaints with the LAPD. Of the 180 complaints filed in Antelope Valley, only one was investigated within a year period, which resulted in prosecution against the deputy. Make your voice heard, along with hundreds of thousands of others, by signing this petition against unlawful and discriminatory racial profiling.
Dear Los Angeles Police Department,
The United States Department of Justice practices and upholds many progressive ideologies, one of them being to “ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic.” A two-year investigation by the DOJ solidified the notion that police brutality is rampant and especially scandalous among LAPD officers. The DOJ can only vouch for that which they were present; no one except LAPD officers and employees know the full extent of the problem.
African Americans, the favored collective for false police victimization, are 50 percent more likely to be subjected to illegal stop and search procedures versus Caucasians. The study found that Caucasians are twice as likely to yield an illegal weapon and three times as likely to possess illegal drug paraphernalia, proving the LAPD uses expired ideology and weak methods to do their job. With a declining budget, federal grant shrinkage and declining private donations, it would prove smart to keep hands clean of illegal activity. Angry taxpayers urge the LAPD to adhere to the basic morale they practice and preach everyday.
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