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CAIR-Chicago Concerned About Possible Profiling

 

The Chicago office of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today expressed concern over the
potential for racial and religious profiling in a new security initiative
by the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).
The initiative focuses on searching CTA L cars for “suspicious” passengers
and objects.

SEE: “Cops Sweep L Cars for Terror Threats”
http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-cta14.html

“The Chicago Muslim community is supportive of all reasonable security
measures necessary to ensure public safety,” said CAIR-Chicago Director of
Communications Ahmed Rehab.

Rehab did however caution against the use of racial and religious profiling
in carrying out the new security measures.

“Previous experience has shown that profiling is not an effective law
enforcement tactic,” said CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Yaser Tabbara.
“We ask that the Chicago Police Department maintain its long-standing
commitment to a no-profiling policy.”

CONTACT: CAIR-Chicago Yaser Tabbara, 312-718-3725, 312-212-1520, E-Mail:
director@cairchicago.org

TO REPORT AN INCIDENT OF PROFILING, GO TO:
http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp
Click on “Submit an Incident Report” on the left side of the home page.

 

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