Racial Profiling

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(1) The use of racial or ethnic characteristics in assessing a person’s risk of committing a particular type of illegal act
(2) The practice by law enforcers of targeting racial groups—e.g., presumed Middle Easternersat airport security or African Americans during motorist stops—because of the belief that they are more likely to engage in criminal activity
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Barone at one point told Doney that she worried the last chance agreement included provisions that would prevent her from raising complaints about racial profiling and discrimination, court records say.
Representatives from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) testified that inaccurate reporting of race and ethnicity and options such as Mexican American not being available skews data on racial profiling, which is an issue in the Rio Grande Valley.
Racial profiling will persist if no effective action is taken by the government along with the citizenry.
Recent allegations of racial profiling at some of New York's most famous stores stand as a stark reminder that the protections afforded by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are still needed today.
We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind, including racial profiling.
One of the most important reasons we must actively and vocally oppose racial profiling by police officers is that doing so legitimizes the practice by others, from the Zurich store clerk who doubts whether Oprah Winfrey can afford a $38,000 purse to the armed Florida neighborhood watchman who feels empowered to confront, and ultimately kill, an unarmed black teenager.
O'Brien, who was at last night's meeting, said it's important that residents continually "dialogue" with police about matters like racial profiling.
Icann couldn't be reached by press time regarding the policy change but Fattal lauded the organisation for recognising in advance that the policy could be viewed as racial profiling.
Racial profiling uses the "spaghetti-on-the-wall" technique as its basic methodology.
Acknowledging that racial profiling exists among some LAPD officers but is almost impossible to prove, the Los Angeles Police Commission ordered the department on Tuesday to create a mediation process that allows citizens to confront cops they accuse of targeting them because of their race.
Among their recommendations are: passage of the federal End Racial Profiling Act; protection of non-citizens from torture and abuse by ending rendition or transfer to foreign countries; creation of binding human rights standards; elimination of mandatory detention of undocumented immigrants; ending harassment and racial profiling of migrant workers; and establishing health, safety, and labor protections for them.