In this article, African American communities in Mississippi are continuously being stopped and searched without any probable cause and even without a legal warrant. Police stops are common, but when there's a clear bias against black people than white people, it creates a tension and distrust of African Americans and local law enforcement. According to the article, though there's no clear point of view of the author, it's transparent that the public believes the racial prejudice from law enforcement officers towards African Americans is unjust. Pilkington, the author, effectively pleaded his case that the racial bias of searches in Mississppi were not only unfair, but illegal as well.
Before leaving office, President Obama enacted an executive order that would give surveillance and intelligence agencies greater access to data on foreigners. According to the order, it not only grants agencies more collective power of data on foreigners abroad but also to Americans in the US, which makes many Americans furious and uncomfortable. The authors of this article do not sate their personal opinions but speak about how this order may outrage Americans due to an invasion of privacy. The author, however, did not effectively make their case because there was no argument made to go against the order.
The practice of the stop-and-frisk is a controversial issue because of the racial bias that takes place. According to the article, the stop-and-frisk creates a racial discrimination factor because more African Americans and other minority groups are being stopped compared to the White community in New York and other cities nationwide. Additionally, although the author does not insert their own point of view, they speak on both conservative and liberal aspects concerning the stop-and-frisk.