(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/16/2010) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today praised Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and the 56 other House members who introduced and co-sponsored the End Racial Profiling Act of 2010.
SEE: Conyers, Nadler Introduce Legislation to End Racial Profiling
Congressman Nadler (D-NY) said of the bill: “The End Racial Profiling Act will ban the discriminatory and unconstitutional use of racial profiling and provide law enforcement officers with the tools they need to develop more effective practices that do not result in racial profiling.”
A recent congressional hearing, at which CAIR submitted written testimony for the record, made clear the need to end the practice of racial profiling.
SEE: Hearing on: Racial Profiling and the Use of Suspect Classifications in Law Enforcement Policy
CAIR Statement on Racial Profiling and the Use of Suspect Classifications in Law Enforcement Policy
“Racial profiling is a discredited practice that drives a wedge between law enforcement and the communities they protect,” said CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor.
CAIR Legislative Fact Sheet: Help Stop Racial, Religious & Ethnic Profiling
(Document will soon be updated to reflect this week’s developments.)
Presidents Obama and Bush both spoke against the use of racial profiling. The International Association of Chiefs of Polices also opposes the practice.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR Legislative Director Corey Saylor, Tel: 202-384-8857, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org