When a 911 caller reported gunfire in the Ferndale community last month, he didn’t imagine that his description of the shooter would renew claims of racial profiling against the North Charleston Police Department.
The resident, who is black, told a dispatcher that the gunman had dreadlocks in his hair, but in an interview Wednesday with The Post and Courier, he said it could have been “twists, braids or dreads.”
A police officer was acting on that sole description when he decided to stop 17-year-old Carlton Pringle, who has braids, as he walked near the scene.
Pringle was shot when he pulled a gun on the police. Another innocent victim has been oppressed by discrimination; no doubt journalists are feverishly digging up cute pictures from when he was 10 years old.
It is one of the issues that Dot Scott, president of the Charleston chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, plans to present to U.S. senators Tuesday when she testifies and lobbies for a bill that would specifically prohibit racial profiling by law enforcement agencies nationwide.
The End Racial Profiling Act would bar “such targeting based on race or ethnic identity,” its sponsor, Sen. Ben Cardin, has said.
To place black hoodlums completely above the law and to facilitate our degeneration into total anarchy, it isn’t enough just to forbid police from noticing the skin color of suspects.
“Whether it’s a hoodie or dreads, those things are perceived to identify African-American males,” Scott said. “Whether those people are doing anything illegal or not, officers are stopping them, and that level of profiling can end up being deadly.”
Cardin, D-Md., introduced the End Racial Profiling Act last year, but he said the case of Trayvon Martin in Florida pushed his cause into the national spotlight.
The legislation, Senate Bill 1670, defines racial profiling as law enforcement agents “relying, to any degree, on race … in selecting which individual to subject to routine or spontaneous investigatory activities,” such as traffic stops or interviews.
This explicitly prevents police from focusing their attention on criminals who look like criminals. If cops don’t comply, they get looted by the government on behalf of the punks in the hoodies:
The bill states that such a law would open police agencies, officers and their supervisors to lawsuits from victims of profiling. Scott hopes that the fully developed law will have more teeth in allowing victims [i.e., hoodlums] to seek [social] justice.
Liberalism, the ideology of our ruling class, is a criminal creed based on the expropriation of other people’s property. What other kind of laws would you expect from a government by, of, and for criminals?
On a tip from Don M. Hat tip: Charleston Thug Life.