Weaponized Racial Fear

Shawn E. Fields, Campbell University School of Law


...this Article contributes to the existing literature by examining (1) why this particular form of "weaponized racial fear" is occurring with increasing frequency, (2) what impacts police response to frivolous complaints have on the individuals and communities most targeted, (3) how legislatures and courts acquiesce to such behavior, and (4) how modest changes to existing law and police department policies can limit the impact of this weaponization.