But what would be the purpose of it? Are you saying LAPD wants to put all black people in cages and then enjoy life in a city made exclusively of white (and chinese and indians)?
Or they simply enjoy being dickheads and stop-and-frisking people?
The why is an interesting thing to pursue, but I haven't seen a satisfactory explanation of why. The what and how are more clear, though.
It's mostly not about the fact that they're minorities. Ppeople have the misfortune of living in places with high enough population density to support this kind of policing just happen to be mostly minorities. The people pushing for Orwellian surveillance and policing of the inner city would be happy to expand it to the land of trees and double wide trailers were that practical to do so within current budgets.
I'm sure there's some racists here and there within government but not enough to be of consequence or to push these kinds of things on their own (IMO).
>Or they simply enjoy being dickheads and stop-and-frisking people?
They see themselves as "preventing crime" but I think it's a glass half-empty/half-full type distinction, not that it matters. It's a violation of people's rights no matter how you cut it.
Or would they prove useful in homogeneous populations with rises in certain kinds of crime?
I suspect that statement has a LOT of context behind it--citation please?
I could believe that increased policing simply pushes the crime around rather than gets rid of it.
> These are the same tactics in new clothes used to target PoC.
The question of whether policing simply pushes crime to another area is a popular one, and there's been a lot of work to answer it. It appears the answer is usually "no." Crime depends on several factors existing in one place: opportunities for crime, a lack of guardians, and motivated offenders. If you fix one area, the crime will spread to adjacent areas only if those three factors are present there.
The fairness and equity problems are, of course, severe. You may reduce crime with hotspots policing, but as the systematic review notes, "only a small number of studies examine the impacts of hot spots policing on police-community relations," or what disproportionate effects they have on any specific group.
It's completely false of course. Not only does policing decrease crime, the US is massively underpoliced under any cost-benefit analysis.