- Minority populations are disproportionately targeted by law enforcement, and the criminal justice systems are often riddled with institutionalized racism. In addition to overt racism there
is insidious covert racism that can be seen in the
lack of basic police protections provided to minority
Saikou Daillo is the father of Amadou Diallo who was killed without just cause by police in New York. In early February 1999, the police searched for a rape suspect in a largely minority neighborhood of the Bronx. During the search, four white police officers unleashed a barrage of 41 bullets at Amadou Diallo, just 22 years old. He had no gun but he was black and was therefore presumed armed and dangerous, if not guilty.
Eighty percent of the drivers stopped on U.S. highways are blacks.
The U.S war on drugs targets black Americans. Blacks also comprise half of the people stopped in the street by police on the streets of New York City, six times more than whites.