- Posted August 31, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Black Lives Matter protests (2014)
Blacks targeted & harassed by police in Medina Ohio
For many years, Blacks have been harassed or targeted by police in stop and search procedures more often than is known and it's being kept quiet by police and the court system in Medina Ohio, while the black citizens of Medina live in terror of law enforcement instead of feeling like they're free and being protected by them.
It is known fact if you live here, that if a black individual commits the same crime as a white individual, the black person is 50 times more likely get prison time than his white counterpart. It seems as though the Medina police force feels as though they are untouchable racially compelled to find a way to dispose of the black population in Medina Ohio, but they do it in a more subtle way than in Ferguson Missouri so that they will not be nationally recognized or brought to justice for their actions.
Is there any fair organization out there who can potentially investigate the actions of this racially motivated system so that it doesn't fast forward to the same scenario as in Ferguson?
I am attaching an excerpt of an article from blog.cleveland.com with the statistics of this story.