De-policing is a "law enforcement strategy in which police avoid accusations of racial profiling by ignoring traffic violations and other petty crimes committed by members of visible minorities." 1 In a sense de-policing is the opposite of racial profiling.
De-policing represents a de facto police strike, where the police withdraw an aspect of their crime prevention services. It is a practical police protest at perceived political interference in their day-to-day task of policing.
- Riot Ideology and De-Policing by Walter E. Williams.
- Racial profiling is confirmed: Police face new rules on ticketing by Bill Dedman.
- "De-policing" may be the response to racial profiling study, by J.R. Labbe. Star-Telegram, 08/06/2001
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