Selma to Montgomery. Number of Whites Troubled by Racism. Better policing. Issue Overview: Racial profiling. A car is pulled over, a pedestrian is stopped, an air traveler is pulled out of line. If the person is being singled out on the basis of race, ethnicity or religion rather than a specific action, the incident might be an example of profiling, a law enforcement tactic that’s been used, and debated, for decades.
Or it might just be discrimination. Separating the two can be hard. Polls show that whites and nonwhites have different views on the fairness of U.S. law enforcement. The Situation Loretta Lynch, the federal prosecutor who replaced Holder, has said reducing tensions between police and their communities is a top objective. Thirty states have laws that restrict racial profiling. The Background Profiling as a law enforcement practice gained attention in the 1970s and 1980s in the effort to fight drug trafficking. The Argument Supporters of profiling say it works when it’s based on solid evidence that certain traits are linked to higher rates of crime.
60 years on, Emmett Till's family visits the site of his "crime" and death. MONEY, Miss. — Two vans, escorted by local sheriff's deputies, traveled deep into the Mississippi Delta. Through endless stretches of corn and cotton. It was early afternoon when they arrived at the dilapidated grocery store.
"Is this it? " one of the travelers asked. The building was barely standing, covered in thick weeds and ivy. Today, Bryant's Grocery is deserted and forgotten, much like the town. Some say the grocery store should be turned into a museum or at least prevented from falling down. "They should have preserved all of it," Eddie Carthan said. Visitors See A Very Different Town Once wealthy from corn and cotton, towns in this part of Mississippi are now marked by blocks of boarded-up buildings, poor people and stray dogs.
"This is one of the poorest areas in the United States of America," said Johnny Thomas, mayor of Glendora, a nearby village. Last weekend, on the 60th anniversary of Emmett's death, some distant relatives decided to visit Money. Old And Young Remember Together. 'Black Lives Matter' cases: What happened after the protests? But each case that spurs "black lives matter" marches has different circumstances -- and different outcomes. Here are how some high-profile cases have turned out: What happened: Martin was walking from a convenience store back to the home of his father's fiancee. Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman spots him from his car and calls 911, reporting "a real suspicious guy. " "This guy looks like he's up to no good, or he's on drugs or something," Zimmerman told a dispatcher. "It's raining, and he's just walking around.
" A scuffle broke out, but there were no direct witnesses. But critics said Zimmerman was unjustified in confronting the unarmed teen, especially since Zimmerman didn't heed a police dispatcher's advice to stop following him. The outcomes: Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder but was found not guilty. The case also led to the firing of Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, who was criticized for not arresting Zimmerman after Martin was killed. Eric Garner, 43.
Black Lives Matter: birth of a movement | Wesley Lowery | US news. OK, let’s take him.” Within seconds two officers grabbed me, each seizing an arm, and shoved me against the drinks machine that rested along the front wall of the McDonald’s where I had been eating and working on my report. As I released my clenched hands, my mobile phone and notebook fell to the tiled floor. Then came the sharp sting of the plastic cable tie as it was sealed, pinching tight at the corners of my wrists.
I’d never been arrested before, and this wasn’t quite how I’d imagined it would go down. Two days earlier, I’d been sent to Ferguson, Missouri, by the Washington Post, to cover the aftermath of the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old. Because the protests were largely, in those first days, organic and not called by any specific group or set of activists, they were also unpredictable. I was led out of the restaurant to wait for transport to police headquarters, with Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post, who had also been arrested.