Are Afro-Trinidadian males susceptible to the same type of treatment meted out to African American males?
This is probably the question in the minds of many following the death of two men at the hands of law enforcement officers in the United States, within a twenty four (24) hour period.
Following earlier reports of the death of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile in a separate incident, was killed in a manner that many have deemed unjust and as a result of racial profiling by police officers.
Speaking on the Power Breakfast Show this morning, Criminologist Renee Cummings discussed her perspective on the justice system regarding black men, not only as a criminologist but also as a black mother living in America.
In a separate interview, police inspector Michael Seales gave a summary on the procedures associated police’s assessment and profiling of individuals.
He explained the Trinidad and Tobago laws vary from those in the US and as such situations are dealt with differently.