What Is Racial Profiling Wrong

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Shimeka, I really enjoyed reading your post as I am a firm believer that racial profiling is very wrong. I am a white police officer, who mostly patrols the lower income areas of East Knoxville in Tennessee. I do stop both African-Americans and White persons who are suspicious in my eyes and it is not because of their race. I constantly walk the housing developments and get to know each resident and their families. If I see a person constantly walking or loitering in an area that they do not live, I will conduct a field interview with them and will send them on their way if they are not a resident or visiting one. This has worked very well and I have never been accused of racial profiling in 18 years of service. As you mentioned,

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