Racial Profiling Still Happening in the US According to ACLU
Baltimore Maryland Criminal Attorney - Lawyers for the ACLU filed a report with the United Nations Committee to end Racial Discrimination yesterday stating that despite efforts by senior law enforcement and government officials to stop it, racial profiling still persists in this country. The Boston Globe reported on the story in today's edition.
The report claims that Asian Immigrants and immigrants from North Africa have been the targets of much of the racial profiling the latter group because they may be suspected of being Islamic terrorist. Latin Americans have also been targeted for possible immigration violations and African Americans were targeted because of suspected narcotics trafficking, according to the report. The Obama administration stated that it is opposed to racial profiling with exceptions for national security and border investigations.