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The Boston Police Department’s record of bias against black men means that innocent black men may have legitimate reasons to flee from officers, according to a Tuesday ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
In other words, if a black man flees an approaching police officer that wouldn’t necessarily be enough to justify “reasonable suspicion” in stopping and interrogating him, as first reported by WBUR News. Under the U.S. Constitution, “reasonable suspicion” is the minimum standard that allows law enforcement officers to conduct brief stops and detentions.
originally posted by: network dude
We are really quickly going to get to a point where the Ghetto's are going to be self governed and cops will just remain on the outskirts to make sure whatever happens inside, doesn't spill over. That would lead to a whole new movement where BLM wonders why nobody comes to the rescue when they call 911.
originally posted by: JDHellraiser
a reply to: Krakatoa
I'm glad to see that the ruling will be applied equally. I didn't add black into my title. It was the title of the article. No offense towards any person was intended.
originally posted by: Krakatoa
This is in my backyard. I can tell you unequivocally, this ruling does NOT single out black men only. It applies equally to ALL people. Anyone can run from the police out of fear, without the police using it as a cause for suspicion. Seems the OP added the "black men" to generate division and racial hate.
Not good form for an ATS member IMO.