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Department of Justice to Review a Law in Tampa

»Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Department of Justice, Law, Review a Law | Comments Off on Department of Justice to Review a Law in Tampa

There is a law in Tampa that states that the police officers may pull over and write tickets to people riding bicycles. And that would not be anything new or interesting in any way, shape or form, if it was not for the fact that the enormous percentages of people who are being pulled over were black, according to the media in Tampa.

That is exactly why the Mayor of Tampa Bob Buckhorn, as well as the Chief of the Police of Tampa Jane Castor wave called the Department of Justice of the United States of America to investigate this and to figure out if this program should be abandoned.DOJ-building

The problem lies in the fact that, as we have mentioned earlier, most of the people who are being pulled over and ticketed were black. And when we say black, we don’t just mean 51 percent of them. The number of people who are being pulled over and ticketed is at an astonishing 79 percent! This clearly states that there is something wrong here.

The news in personal injury Tampa have reported that the Mayor and the Chief of Police of Tampa stated that only the Department of State of the United States is has enough expertise and objectivity to address this issue, and that this agency will clearly state what the problem is with this issue, and even that it could help them resolve it, and even get it to evolve. Buckhorn said that these strategies are clearly not working, and that the changes are necessary.law-610x225

The Times have conducted an investigation that made it clear that the most bicycle tickets were being given to people in the predominantly black communities, and that there, this happens more than in any other city in the state of Florida! It was also reported that some of the residents of those communities have even received up to three tickets in a day.

This clearly states that there is something wrong with this law, or with the application of it. It is clear that the police officers use any minor violation to stop black people who are on their bicycles and then give them tickets. These stops are even used to search and question these people. 130311-OIP-T-028-659x423Also, it was stated that the Police Department encourages these actions and that it does not condone them in any way. That means that the police officers are encouraged to stop more and more people who are on wheels.

It is clear that the Tampa legal system has suffered a huge blow with this law, and that the Tampa Police Department’s image has become smeared with the fact that the law was applied in a completely wrong way. Now, it is up to the Department of Justice of the United States to figure out if this law is appropriate or not, if it could be changed or not, in order to help people and communities stop being oppressed by the Police Department who abuses this law to the fullest degree.

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