ACTION ALERT FROM CAIR-CHICAGO: “Support the ‘End Racial Profiling’ Act”
Posted on April 25, 2012
END RACIAL PROFILING IN AMERICA
Racial profiling in the U.S. has led to thousands of people being stopped, interrogated, and discriminated against simply based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, and religion. Law enforcement’s assumptions that these individuals are likely to commit crimes has led to the deepening of racial divides in the U.S. while undermining public safety and betrayal of the Constitution.
The End Racial Profiling Act would define racial profiling and ban its practice by federal law enforcement agencies. The legislation would also create an enforcement mechanism to ensure that anti-profiling policies are being followed and victims of profiling are able to report complaints against police officers.
Without a comprehensive federal law that includes a strong enforcement and oversight mechanism, racial profiling will continue to plague our communities and our citizens. Federal legislation is the key to ending racial profiling in this country.
Today we’re asking you to take a moment to help end racial profiling by law enforcement agencies in America.
See more information at CAIR-Chicago.