Sunday, July 17, 2005

Racial Profiling

In case anyone cares, the definition of racial profiling isn't "white cop pulls over minority motorist." It's supposed to be "ANY cop pulls over motorist for the sole reason he/she is a (insert ethnic group)." That's right, black cops can racial profile, hispanic cops can too. And male cops? They aren't misogynist if they pull over females. And female cops aren't militant feminists if they pull over dudes. And don't even get us started on straight and gay coppers doing traffic stops in 023.

And another thing. Guess what? White cops are allowed to pull over minorities if they violate traffic laws! Seriously! Stop laughing! IT'S TRUE! Stop laughing damnit! If a minority violates the law, they are held accountable if they're caught and cited. I still hear giggling, knock it off! Someone notify Meeks and Jesse Jr. Their casual accusations of racial profiling are destroying any appearance of a legitimate investigation.

What if you're a copper in 011? You can't just pull over white people who don't look like they live there (even if they've got suburban stickers and look like junkies), that's profiling. Now you can't stop minorities? Who else lives in 011? You've just created a zone of exclusion that, for something like the past 10 or 15 years, led the city in homicides that regularly topped 80 to 100 a year. What about 007? If you can find us a large number of white or hispanic people living in 007, we'd be surprised. If 011 wasn't at the top of the murder parade, it was 007.

As the average motorist commits a traffic violation every eighth of a mile, it isn't hard to make traffic stops. And last time we checked, white people WERE the minority in the city and getting smaller. The city breakdown was something like 44% black, 42% white, 12% hispanic, 2% other and this was 5 years ago.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little wonder that the mayor has to keep his minority voters happy by sacrificing a white sergeant on the altar of political correctness with only the barest of nods toward a real investigation. We're screwed.

7/17/2005 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

I finally figured this out. The Meeks Incident is an effort by conservatives to take attention away from the true issues at hand.

While we discuss this debacle, the alleged leader of the free world sneaks in a conservative to the Supreme Court and then sends more troops to Iraq. And our fair moderator is part of the conspiracy.

7/18/2005 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Lefty, this is a Chicago cop blog. There are a million other places for you to talk Bush, war, Democrats. This is for police stuff.

7/18/2005 05:08:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

Hey Francis, lighten up!!! Go have a beer or something.

7/18/2005 07:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your right. I'm a black guy and a simple solution would be to keep white officers in white communities
and black officers in black communities. By the way, how many black officers work out of the station you do. I'm sure not as many black officers work in white communities as white officers working in black communities.

7/21/2005 04:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If black cops worked black areas then the homicide rat ewould be crazy! Black p.o's not all of them but many many of them are lazy paycheck getting slobs who care less abou arrests or laws, and secretly hate the job they were granted!

7/23/2005 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous John Northen said...

I am thoroughly nauseated by the comments of last two "anonymous" posters to this thread. While I am a retired European-American sergeant, my all-time favorite exempt was my first commander. I credit a partner with saving our lives. Both officers were African-American.
Some of the most capable and courageous police officers I've had the privelege to be associated with come in all colors. Likewise, there are more than enough "dogs" of all colors.

To quote the late George Sims, once the commander of the 11th District, "...there are no white officers; no Negro officers in Fillmo'. We're all BLUE!"

7/26/2005 11:56:00 AM  

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