Sunday Opinion: Should race be banned from police alerts?

Caleb Bonham
Editor-in-chief

Total Shares
This is the CRO SBAR

The University of Minnesota has experienced a sting of violent armed robberies in the past few months, not what you would expect on a gun-free campus right?

Well, it's more of a racial profiling concern to the president of the Black Men’s Forum who reportedly said members of his organization feel threatened when a racial description is issued in police crime alerts.

"Apparently, the PC police are now policing the actual police."   

Apparently, the PC police are now policing the actual police.

Sunday Opinion: The Caleb Bonham Show

In a letter sent to University President Eric Kaler and the vice president of University Services, members of the African American and African Studies, Black Faculty and Staff Association, Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, Black Men’s Forum, Black Student Union and Huntley House for African American Males addressed racial profiling and called for diversity training for officers.

The organizations that filed the complaint wrote that: “[We] unanimously agree that campus safety should be of the UMPD’s utmost importance; however, efforts to reduce crime should never be at the expense of our Black men, or any specific group of people likely to be targeted.”

Facts and truth should never be compromised in the name of political correctness.

If we can’t describe criminals based on skin color or any other descriptor that may reinforce stereotypes, how will police notify each other or the public of what to look out for?

There is nothing wrong or insensitive about using race as one element of a well rounded description of a suspect in a police alert.

Do not profile, but be wise. Let’s not allow our society to be crushed under the boot of political correctness.

Follow the author of this article on Twitter @CalebBonham



Caleb Bonham

Caleb Bonham

Editor-in-chief

Caleb Bonham is the Editor-in-chief of Campus Reform.

Named a "30 Under 30," Caleb is a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and host of the award nominated YouTube series, The Caleb Bonham Show. Caleb's work has been featured in Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press, MSNBC and TheBlaze.

More By Caleb Bonham


LATEST TWEETS

Rolf S. Arvidson
@rsa4046 - 3 hours ago

RTed elsewhere, and important: Cornel West, Robert George: Universities shouldn't be 'safe spaces' http://t.co/MvRAimIr4o via @campusreform

Angel_in_disguise
@ylwlotus - 6 hours ago

@campusreform @binggreen They have no respect. Only come here to get a free ride then piss on the rest of us.

Ilianna Mari
@Ilianna_Mari - 11 hours ago

@campusreform @UMich The inspiration of Dylann Roof. http://t.co/Y2AiIACJFQ

Ilianna Mari
@Ilianna_Mari - 11 hours ago

@campusreform @UMich Exploiting the terroristic persecution of a people for a political agenda.This is not about narcissistic Islam.

Chris
@Chris_1791 - 11 hours ago

UNC prof. awarded back pay after drug smuggling conviction http://t.co/7z9Sdngsxo via @campusreform

Chris
@Chris_1791 - 11 hours ago

Cornel West, Robert George: Universities shouldn't be 'safe spaces' http://t.co/869agO7Hw6 via @campusreform

Clixon Foundation
@3amFAIL - 16 hours ago

@jrobertson101 @campusreform Barry? Until 2009 Barry thought Pensacola NAS was a diet beverage. He's the JV captain of Ebonic Quiz Bowl.

james e robertson jr
@jrobertson101 - 17 hours ago

@campusreform @3amFAIL does he realize that 98.6% of white Americans at time of 1863 Emancipation never a "master"? http://t.co/fQxKLrb6Mw

Latest 30 Articles