The Ferguson Effect

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MacDonald’s piece on the “Ferguson Effect” holds some validity, rather than being completely correct. Considering the incidents of minority lives being brutally taken by the hands of the police, issues such as racial profiling are becoming an excuse for not completing the task at hand. Recently police officers have been brutally beaten or killed by their own negligence of holding a suspect, regardless of race accountable. Officers want to avoid the possibility of losing their job or lives when coming in contact with a potential offender of a minority race. While being conscious of not racial profiling these police officers are, in fact, making ethical choices. However, the police need to have some sort of accountability like citizens. MacDonald

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