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Everyday people are pulled over for speeding, and broken tail lights, but does it become an issue when law enforcement start pulling people over for no reason. Racial Profiling, while sometimes used inappropriately, can sometimes be a good thing because it can help cut down on illegal immigrants, drug trafficking, and help prevent terrorism. Many issues arise regarding legal immigrants and non-legal immigrants in quiet neighborhoods nationwide. Racial profiling has been increasing for many years, from the 1500’s up to present time.
Debora Kops defines racial profiling in two ways; a narrow definition and a broad definition. Narrow definition describes stopping and searching based solely on race itself, while the broad definition not only includes race, but takes into account age, location of neighborhood, type of clothing worn, and type of vehicle, and time of day (9). When people talk of racial profiling, they only use the narrow definition; this is an incorrect definition of what racial profiling actually is. In the 1970’s, the first method of profiling was put to use in locatin…