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Senators Discuss Racial Profiling in America

Washington, DC
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Senate Judiciary Subcommittee looked at racial profiling in the U.S.  More specifically, it focused on racial profiling surrounding state immigration laws in Alabama and Arizona, law enforcement against African-Americans as well as anti-terrorism efforts that target American Muslims.The hearing also examined proposed solutions to racial profiling. 

Witnesses included Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland, who has introduced legislation called the ‘End Racial Profiling Act’. Other witnesses include the police chief of East Palo Alto, California, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union and president for the Center for Equal Opportunity.  Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois chairs this subcommittee hearing. 

Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 1:58pm (ET)

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