The Racial Profiling Lie
In 2001, the U.S. Justice Department ordered state officials in New Jersey to study the driving habits of motorists along the New Jersey Turnpike — by race! The Feds believed that the survey would provide statistical proof of what was now accepted as immaculate truth: That state troopers for years practiced racial profiling along the Turnpike.
Well, researchers — using specially designed radar gun cameras and high-speed photography — captured images of 38,747 drivers who were exceeding the speed limit by at least 15 miles an hour.
What they found astonished them.
The survey showed that black drivers were photographed speeding twice as often as White drivers. And, the higher the speed – or, the more egregious the offense — the higher the disparity. The number of Black drivers being pulled over corresponds almost identically with the rate at which the study found they were speeding. Not exactly profiling!
However, because the results didn’t support a politically correct conclusion, the Justice Department refused to allow authorities in New Jersey to release the results — saying they’re “wrong or unreliable.”
As The New York Post editorial titled “The Truth About Profiling,” Sunday, March 24, 2002, page 26, said:
“The survey that Washington is so intent on suppressing suggests strongly that New Jersey state troopers were motivated by behavior, not skin color. This report needs to be made public. Now.”
“The anti-racial-profiling juggernaut has finally met its nemesis: the truth. According to a new study, Black drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike are twice as likely to speed as White drivers, and are even more dominant among drivers breaking 90 miles per hour. This finding demolishes the myth of racial profiling. But the Bush Justice Department is helping the anti-profiling juggernaut continue its destructive campaign against law enforcement. Will the politics of racial victimization trump the truth after all? Until now, the anti-police crusade that travels under the banner of ‘ending racial profiling’ has traded on ignorance. Its spokesmen charge that police, because of racism, stop ‘too many’ minorities for traffic or more serious violations. In the wake of the new study, they can argue that no more. We now know that the troopers were merely doing their jobs. The Justice Department should release the turnpike study now. The poisonous profiling debate, conducted on ignorance and faulty science, has strained police-community relations and made it more difficult for the police to protect law-abiding neighborhoods.”
Evidently, any report which may upset Blacks or cause problems for politicians, has to be kept under raps because it may be perceived as being anti-Black and politically dangerous! It also shows that Black race-hustling lefties and White liberals kept repeating over and over, what is now exposed as another liberal lie!