Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Does The Racial Profiling Continue At The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office?
It's no secret that while Sheriff Mike Lewis was running for Office, Lewis was publicly targeted for racial profiling.
In the Alex Guerrero arrest was it really a "drug investigation" or simply a DWB, (Driving While Black).
There was a ton of discussion in the New York Times challenging MSP Officer Mike Lewis for racial profiling. Will history continue to haunt the Sheriff's Department? ''They're going to let the N.A.A.C.P. tell us how to do traffic stops,'' he says. ''That's what's happening. There may be a few troopers who make stops solely based on race, but thisa they're going to let these people tell us how to run our department. I say, to hell with it all. I don't care if the drugs go through. I don't.'' said Lewis. www.nytimes.com/1999/06/20/magazine/the-color-of-suspicion.html
While a person may not resist a lawful arrest, they have every right to resist an unlawful arrest. No drugs were found, therefore, was the arrest of Alex Guerrero lawful or unlawful? While it's true we weren't there, we can only go by what we are told and or read off of press releases. Mind you, any one taking the time to read the WCSO Press Release can clearly see the multitude of questionable information provided. The Sheriff cannot be very proud of what has been published in that release.
But it's whatever.
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