Over the past decade, racial profiling in law enforcement has been a taboo, no-no. It’s been declared to be an unfair, racist discriminatory law enforcement tool, regardless of how effective it is. When law enforcement in Arizona targeted Hispanics because up to 75% of crime was directly or indirectly tied to illegal alien and drug trafficking which was largely carried out by Hispanics, the Obama administration filed charges against law enforcement due to racial profiling.
Baltimore police are finding out that they are having better success at reducing gun violence by targeting gangs and neighborhoods known for gun violence, all of which can be classified as racial profiling.
(HUB – Johns Hopkins University) – A Baltimore program that assigns detectives to work in neighborhoods at high risk for gun violence was more effective at reducing gun violence in Baltimore than other initiatives, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.
The so-called hot spot program, which focuses on individuals with a history of gun violence and curtailing illegal gun possession, led to significant reductions in homicides and nonfatal shootings.
The findings are part of a new report, “Estimating the Effects of Law Enforcement and Public Health Interventions Intended to Reduce Gun Violence in Baltimore,” from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. The report analyzes data from 2003 through 2017 to estimate the effects of law enforcement and public health interventions designed to reduce gun violence within high-crime areas in Baltimore…
Doesn’t it make sense for law enforcement to focus their attention and efforts on the geographic, socio-economic and/or ethnic groups of people responsible for most of the crime? It makes one wonder why liberals are so against effective law enforcement? It would not be surprising to hear that some liberal files a lawsuit against the Baltimore police for racial profiling.