Alternative Solution Proposal
CJA/385
By Amanda DeBerry
Dr. Jacquelyn Bradway







To understand criminal justice you have to know the rules and policy they have set and why. Crimes as dated back to the old ages way before I was born, but in order for criminal justice to take a lead crime had to be high. This then leaded to the policy makers that come up with policies that would reduce crime. As we know, racial profiling has been at an all-time high all over America. Many African American people have lost their life due to senseless crimes due to police racial profiling. The criminal justice reform initiative talks a lot about racial profiling; law breakers are apprehended and then punished says the law. For the system to remain viable, the public has to be on board that all the stages like initial investigation of the crime to persecution like punishment people that are treated alike and given the proper rights.
Racial profiling has always been an issue even after slavery and blacks sitting in the back and whites in the front. However, when you think of this you would think this would be over and left back in the old days, but unfortunately, that is not the case. We as African American people have fought so long and hard for our freedom and our rights and to get them and still be treated unfair is just not right. Martin Luther king walked and did speeches for us to be treated equally and let's not forget about Harriet Tubman and how she help slaves escape in the Underground Railroad. We in the year of 2017 are still being judge by the color of our skin we have things like the cocaine sentencing scheme this had one of the most manifestation of racial disparity in the criminal justice system. This then comes back to the harsh treatment of minorities in the juvenile justice system. They also took away the opportunities from prisoners that get out of jail like housing, voting, employment, and education which if they had all these tools this will slow down the rate of people being in jail.
Racial Profiling happens when law enforcements use race, ethnicity, or national origin to identify as potential lawbreakers, this can happen anywhere like walking their dog, driving to church, airports anywhere for the most part. With the compelling evidence, this has been said that minorities are always targeted by law enforcement . " A 2004 report from Amnesty International found that approximately 32 million people have been victimized by racial profiling, and this number has likely risen due to increased profiling of people of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent since September 11, 2001 " ( Amnesty International, Threats and Humiliation: Racial Profiling, Domestic Security, and Human Rights in the United States, September 2004 ). This is a major issue and it must be addressed or nothing will change and the relationship with minorities and law enforcement will always be bad blood. They have to find ways to reduce crime with officers and minorities and how can the relationship between the two be mended, and not all officers are racial profiling and killing minorities. This has to come in mind when it comes to racisms because this two plays a part in racial profiling. When law enforcement focus on race instead of the facts they leave all the criminals out running free. They do not really investigate racial profiling creates adverse like first encounters and this has a domino effect like arrest, prosecution, and incarcerations.
In the past years, LCCR and LCCREF worked together and other organizations tp build support for the enactment with the End of Racial Profiling (ERPA) . Russ Feingold he is a senator of WI and others introduced the End Racial Profiling Act of 2007, the LCCR also worked with John Conyers and other house representatives which they introduced the ERPA in 2009 as well. This Act would stop law enforcements all over the world from racial profiling and committing crimes against minorities. This would make them investigate all crimes and not racial profile and if they did, their supervisors would have to discipline them. Although this is a