Tell Congress to Pass the End Racial Profiling Act and Revise the Department of Justice Policy on Racial Profiling Today we’re asking you to take a moment to help end racial profiling by law enforcement agencies in America.
Last fall Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) introduced the End Racial Profiling Act of 2011 (S.1670/H.R. 3618). If passed, this act will promote measures to eliminate profiling based on race, ethnicity, national origin, and religion by federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement.
At the same time, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Conyers have gathered signatures from signatures from 13 senators and 53 representativesasking the Department of Justice to change its policy on racial profiling. Revisions to the guidance include measures that will prevent profiling based on religion and national origin and eliminate loopholes that permit profiling at U.S. borders and for reasons of national security.
As we highlighted in CA…