racial profiling


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a form of racism consisting of the (alleged) policy of policemen who stop and search vehicles driven by persons belonging to particular racial groups

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The panel's questioning of McCraw also spilled over into issues of racial profiling.
The department did introduce new policies regarding racial profiling.
Racial profiling has been a problem in our society for decades.
Last month, two black customers separately accused the luxury store of racial profiling after they said they lawfully purchased expensive items but were detained by police on suspicion of credit card fraud.
But the injustice and threat of racial profiling goes beyond the devastating cases (such as the killings of Martin, Amadou Diallo, and so many others) where merely being a black person justifies execution.
The behavior detection program is no longer a behavior-based program, but it is a racial profiling program" another officer said.
The TSA has promised to will look into the allegations, saying in a statement provided to the Times that if the claims of widespread racial profiling prove to be accurate it would "take immediate and decisive action to ensure there are consequences to such activity.
He told program participants that racial profiling wasn't a problem in Worcester but that gun violence in inner city neighborhoods, which are heavily populated by minorities, is.
SEE: CAIR Legislative Fact Sheet on the End Racial Profiling Act http://tinyurl.
The authors are African-American men across the spectrum of society, including a former Major League baseball player, a Harlem high school student, a reporter for the New York Times, and, ironically, the former head of the ACLU's racial profiling division, who was racially profiled in an airport while returning from a racial profiling conference.
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.