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There are four specific minority communities that have very different relationships with the police. On the basis of your weekly readings, identify four minority groups and discuss each group's unique relationship with the police. Why does each group have a unique relationship with law enforcement? How have events such as September 11 and the Rodney King beating shaped this relationship?

What police practices might lead a person to believe that police are operating in a discriminatory manner? Provide examples of a police practice that might lead to a minority to think they are being treated in a discriminatory manner. Please look for current examples in the media to support your response.

Discuss the idea that most courtroom actors are white and those coming through the criminal justice system are minorities. If there were more minority actors, would minority defendants receive harsher or more lenient sentences? Please explain and justify your response.
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identify four minority groups and discuss each group's unique relationship with the police. Why does each group have a unique relationship with law enforcement? How have events such as September 11 and the Rodney King beating shaped this relationship?

Asians from Cambodia, Vietnam, etc.

This community is very apprehensive toward the police as the countries where they originated from have police who were tyrannical in the past wherein the citizen's grew up fearing the police as the police worked with the state to terrorize citizens, enforce the mandates of dictators, and were not for the people. Therefore, many Asians in America from these types of countries are reluctant to work with police when they are victims of crime, which Asian criminals rely upon when targeting their own communities. These communities have a fear of police that stems from experiences from their homeland.

African Americans

This group of minorities has traditionally been terrorized by white police in America. America's history of police brutality, murder, and other human rights abuses against African Americans is well documented. This abuse still occurs today, and police still engage in racist and discriminatory practices that target African Americans. In addition, the use of deadly force against this community is disproportionately higher than it is for whites. Therefore, many African Americans are reluctant to ...

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