Are athletes of color targeted by the police? | The Tylt

Are athletes of color targeted by the police?

A Milwaukee police officer present during the arrest of Sterling Brown joked about the altercation and said on social media he hoped J.R. Smith would double park in Milwaukee as well. Athletes and the police have clashed before, but this does not paint a picture of objectivity. Some feel that athletes, especially athletes of color, are frequent targets of law enforcement. Others feel officers are just doing their job, and if athletes break the law, they should be held accountable. What do you think? 👮

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It's not surprising athletes in America are targetted by the police—a majority of them are black, after all. There are a lot of things that come into play when officers see athletes. Athletes are usually larger than officers, sometimes more beloved and definitely paid better. A lot of jealousy can come into play. Sterling Brown and Desmond Marrow are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Police officers are paid to enforce the law. If criminals happen to be athletes, that is just a coincidence. When athletes commit crimes, they get arrested. It's that simple. There is no such thing targeting athletes, especially not on race.

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