No person of minority status wants to believe that the police have it out for them. No matter what the rappers and the celebrities and religious entities say, no Black or Latino man wants to believe that when they get stopped, they will be treated differently.
Then someone starts rolling out the charts and the pie graphs and ruins everyone’s cupcake party.
In California, the LAPD’s police dogs only bit Black and Latino men for the first six months of 2013. There are a lot of contributing factors to this as there would be with anything as controversial as this, but…ummm…c’mon now! Good luck trying to not be suspicious of the LAPD when facts like this come out.
Blacks and Latinos are more likely to get stopped and frisked by police on the street even though they were more likely to find weapons and drugs on Whites than anyone else. And Chip wonders why Tyrone gives him the stink-eye when the police show up.
Even though all races used marijuana in comparable numbers, Blacks were four times more likely to be arrested for it in 2010. So if you’re gonna smoke, do it with a bunch of White people you trust.
If you happen to be running and a policeman spots you, don’t be holding anything, ever. Blacks were more likely to get shot by police while holding harmless objects according to a 2003 study.
Are Black and Latino drivers more likely to get their cars searched by police? Of course Black and Latino drivers are more likely to get their cars searched by police!
Blacks and Latinos more likely to get longer jail sentences for lesser crimes? Yup. And it’s not even close.