What's Race Got To Do With It?

Despite a crime wave, Cincinnati's cops pull back, underscoring the stakes in the conflict over racial profiling

No one is saying that being a street cop is easy. You have to be a social worker one day and gear up for a riot the next. You are supposed to be winsome and unruffled as you ask that drunk to stop peeing on the sidewalk. The pay is bad, and, oh, yeah, you could get killed every day.

But are cops actually victims, oppressed like a minority group? Many have begun to feel that way, as everyone from the White House to the city council in Peoria has looked into racial profiling. "There's a tiny number of police officers...

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