Skip to comments.Justice Department will revise its stance on racial profiling
Posted on 01/16/2014 5:28:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Under pressure from civil rights groups and Congressional Democrats, the Justice Department will revise its stance on racial profiling, reports The New York Times. That revision will restrict officials from considering religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation in their investigations.
The Justice Department has been working on the revision for several years. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder himself has spoken out about his intention to modify the Department's definition of racial profiling, including in a 2010 speech where he pledged to end racial profiling "once and for all."
"Racial profiling is wrong. It can leave a lasting scar on communities and individuals. And it is, quite simply, bad policing - whatever city, whatever state."
While the changes have not been made public, the New York Times made clear that Holder discussed his intentions with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday. De Blasio, the city's mayor of January 1, was elected partly on a platform of ending the stop-and-frisk policy. In August, a federal judge ruled that strategy unconstitutional, claiming that the tactic violates the constitutional rights of minorities. Last November, the attorney general filed a brief in the case against the policy, suggesting the need for federal monitoring.
Holder has not been alone in criticizing racial profiling. In early 2001, President George W. Bush condemned the practice and promised to see its end. Likewise, John Ashcroft, the attorney general under Bush, called racial profiling unconstitutional in 2002. But after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, dozens of Muslim men with no ties to terrorism were arrested and detained and thousands were required to register their nationalities with authorities.
With the Justice Department facing increasing demands to address civil rights issues, Holder has stressed his commitment to civil liberties groups. In 2012, he expressed concern over Arizona's Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act and said that the department would "closely monitor" the impact of the law. Most recently, the Justice department investigated the death of Trayvon Martin, a Florida teenager widely assumed to have been killed by George Zimmerman because of racial motives.
Does the DOJ have a WIDE stance?
BOLO: Human being. No further details.
No profiling ... no problem.
Send treats to the troops...
Great because you did it.
(An entirely free service)
Doesn’t matter as there are what, 15 members of Muzlum bro’hood in the whit3 house already?
They are A-OK with racial profiling when they are making campaign commercials and handing out welfare checks.
I don’t hang out on Martin Luther King Blvd. Is that racial profiling?
So will that mean the end of hiring quotas— ummm I mean racial profiling in hiring?
One mans “racial profiling” is another man’s common sense. Guess which side will grope Granny at the airport?
We should also restrict officials from considering genus and species.
She was so blonde...
She got stabbed in a shoot-out.
She put lipstick on her forehead because she wanted to make up her mind.
She told me to meet her at the corner of ‘walk’ and ‘don't walk’.
She tried to put M&Ms in alphabetical order.
She tried to drown a fish.
She thought a quarterback was a refund.
She got locked in a grocery store and starved to death.
If you gave her a penny for intelligence, you'd get change back.
What a stupid Progressive tool he was
It would be difficult to think of another AG as awful as Eric Holder. But then his boss is the worst prez in history.
Holder. Keep pushing. Please, keep pushing.
That little Bill of Rights, just a bump in the road.
Or threatening schools that there must be racial justice in the punishment of students (i.e., outcomes, regardless of actions).
> That revision will restrict officials from considering religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation in their investigations.
IOW, the description of the suspect will no longer be used. It’s an expansion of the TSA approach of “random search”. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
Obama weighing executive action on minimum wage hike
THAT was never proven... The only people who 'assume' it was racial are blacks and elite liberals. The rest of us believe what the findings of the court and FBI investigations showed. Of course facts don't matter to elite liberals - nothing dissuades them from believing whatever they want to believe...
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