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  • "New" Federal Racial Profiling Ban

    http://news.yahoo.com/us-unveils-fed...VUOyIAOtpjmolQ

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics, protocols the Justice Department hopes could be a model for local departments as the nation tackles questions about the role race plays in policing.

    Civil rights advocates said they welcomed the broader protections, but were disappointed that the guidelines will exempt security screening in airports and border checkpoints and won't be binding on local and state police agencies.

    Though the guidelines — five years in the making — were not drafted in response to recent high-profile cases involving the deaths of black individuals at the hands of white police officers, they're nonetheless being released amid an ongoing national conversation about standards for police use of force, racial justice and the treatment of minorities by law enforcement.

    "Particularly in light of certain recent incidents we've seen at the local level — and the widespread concerns about trust in the criminal justice process which so many have raised throughout the nation — it's imperative that we take every possible action to institute strong and sound policing practices," said Attorney General Eric Holder, referring to the August shooting by a white police officer of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, and the chokehold death weeks earlier of a man in New York City.

    Local grand juries declined to indict either officer. The Justice Department is investigating both cases.

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    The guidelines cover federal agencies within the Justice Department, including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. They also extend to local and state officers serving on joint task forces alongside federal agents.

    Their practical impact remains to be seen, especially since local police officers are the ones primarily responsible for traffic stops, 911 calls and day-to-day interactions with the communities they patrol. But the Obama administration envisions the rules as a possible roadmap for local police, with Holder expected to brief local law enforcement officials Monday to encourage them to adopt the federal guidelines.

    Holder, who has made the release of the guidelines a priority before leaving the Justice Department next year, called the guidelines a "major and important step forward to ensure effective policing" by federal law enforcement.

    The guidelines extend a ban on routine racial profiling that the Justice Department announced in 2003 under then-Attorney General John Ashcroft. Civil rights groups have long said those rules left open too many loopholes by allowing an exemption for national security and border investigations and by failing to extend the ban to characteristics beyond race and ethnicity.

    The new guidelines would end the carve-out on national security and border investigations and widen the profiling ban to prohibit the practice on the basis of religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity — though agents would still be able to consider those factors if they had information linking a person of that characteristic to a specific crime or threat.

    Still, the new protocols allow for significant exemptions, including some for Homeland Security officials who screen passengers at airports and do inspections at the border. Homeland Security officials argued for the exemptions on the basis of what they said was "the unique nature of border and transportation security as compared to traditional law enforcement."

    "This does not mean that officers and agents are free to profile," the department said in a statement. "To the contrary, DHS' existing policies make it categorically clear that profiling is prohibited," while allowing for limited circumstances in which race, ethnicity and other characteristics could be considered.

    The American Civil Liberties Union objected to those exemptions.

    "It's so loosely drafted that its exceptions risk swallowing any rule and permit some of the worst law enforcement policies and practices that have victimized and alienated American Muslim and other minority communities," said Laura W. Murphy, director of the ACLU's Washington Legislative Office. "This guidance is not an adequate response to the crisis of racial profiling in America."

    The department said other activities, such as civil immigration enforcement and Coast Guard law enforcement actions, would still be covered.
    Soooooo......5 years and they've pretty much done absolutely nothing except add more reporting requirements.

    Maybe, just maybe, it's because police aren't targeting people based on race??
    Originally posted by RSGSRT
    We've reached a point where natural selection doesn't have a chance in hell of keeping up with the procreation of imbeciles.
    Why is it acceptable for you to be an idiot, but not acceptable for me to point it out?

  • #2
    Glad I am not a fed....................
    Since some people need to be told by notes in crayon .......Don't PM me with without prior permission. If you can't discuss the situation in the open forum ----it must not be that important

    My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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    • #3
      Civil rights advocates said they welcomed the broader protections, but were disappointed that the guidelines will exempt security screening in airports and border checkpoints and won't be binding on local and state police agencies.
      This bit demonstrates that some people don't understand their own country's system of government. The United States is a Federal Constitutional Republic, not some unitary state (like the United Kingdom) where the central government gets to impose it's will arbitrarily on other levels of government.

      In other words, I work for 'A' (local) government, not 'the' (federal) government, they don't pay my salary or get to tell me what to do.
      ~Gun control has always been about punishing the people that didn't shoot anyone.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BigMyk View Post
        This bit demonstrates that some people don't understand their own country's system of government. The United States is a Federal Constitutional Republic, not some unitary state (like the United Kingdom) where the central government gets to impose it's will arbitrarily on other levels of government.

        In other words, I work for 'A' (local) government, not 'the' (federal) government, they don't pay my salary or get to tell me what to do.
        Well, there is no place on earth that shows the lack of understanding than what we see on this forum............
        Since some people need to be told by notes in crayon .......Don't PM me with without prior permission. If you can't discuss the situation in the open forum ----it must not be that important

        My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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        • #5
          Yep, and sooooo much of that misunderstanding begins at the Federal level............read 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, and the Justice(?) Dept.

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          • #6
            Elsewhere today....

            Biden to code-writing girls: ‘You’re as smart as any boy’

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            • #7
              Well, obama was racial profiled right into office. Then Holder, Rice, Jarrett, Sotomeyer, etc.

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              • #8
                Yep, well of course, that's perfectly ok..............................................

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                • #9
                  I think Biden was the best choice for V-POTUS as no one would be dumb enough to take out the POTUS and put Biden in charge.

                  You win this round, Obama.
                  Originally posted by RSGSRT
                  We've reached a point where natural selection doesn't have a chance in hell of keeping up with the procreation of imbeciles.
                  Why is it acceptable for you to be an idiot, but not acceptable for me to point it out?

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                  • #10
                    I profile every damn day.
                    Now go home and get your shine box!

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                    • #11
                      Racial Profiling is already illegal in California. Don't most states have laws against this?

                      I criminally profile. If you look like a criminal, you have my attention.

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                      • #12
                        Let's say it is not a racial profiling ban, but a car color profiling ban. Let's say the police are looking for a stolen late-model Dodge Charger, black in color. On the computer screen in the police car, it says: "stolen late-model Dodge Charger, color unknown" (to comply with the new car color profiling ban). Is this what is meant? Somebody tell me it's not really that dumb. That even in cases where racial characteristics of a suspect are known, they cannot be used? This would be good news for criminals!
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                        • #13
                          "Particularly in light of certain recent incidents we've seen at the local level — and the widespread concerns about trust in the criminal justice process which so many have raised throughout the nation — it's imperative that we take every possible action to institute strong and sound policing practices," said Attorney General Eric Holder
                          What he means is, when it applies to YOU guys, not to him or his cronies.

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                          • #14
                            The problem is that some (not all) black people assume they're being targeted because of their race. Latest example was a traffic stop I assisted on. They were pulled over for running a red light and going 75 in a 25. The driver and passenger were black - the regular cop who did the stop was white, as am I and my partner. Guess what the driver and passenger started spouting. It was 2 am in the morning and there was absolutely no way in hell to know WHO was in the car, especially at that speed.

                            That's what is most infuriating. So many people assume race has something to do with the interaction with the police officers, just because the citizen is black. I've even seen accusations against black officers that they're racist.

                            Show me a police/citizen interaction where there was no crimes committed on behalf of the citizen and they were stopped solely on their race. THEN I'll start believing there is a problem.
                            Last edited by Aerohead; 12-09-2014, 11:23 AM.
                            Originally posted by RSGSRT
                            We've reached a point where natural selection doesn't have a chance in hell of keeping up with the procreation of imbeciles.
                            Why is it acceptable for you to be an idiot, but not acceptable for me to point it out?

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                            • #15
                              Yeah, it's amazing . All this "guidance" from a racist, incompetent, WUS, who doesn't know the first thing about policing, and totally lacks the cajones to find out. In case anyone missed it, I'm referring to that clown Eric Holder.

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