Friday, June 25, 2010

Chief Baker: Racial Profiling Has No Place in Law Enforcement

It's not every day that the Maine Civil Liberties Union and law enforcement
co-author a commentary piece. We do, however, share a common commitment to the
Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We also share the belief that no one should
be discriminated against based on their race, ethnicity, nationality or
religion. That's why we agree that racial profiling--the practice of stopping,
searching or questioning a person solely because of their race--is wrong and
should be illegal.
According to Amnesty International USA, Maine is one of twenty-six states that have not banned racial profiling.

- John C.L. Morgan

Related: Chief Bakers Signs Up for Immigration Reform (January 15, 2010)

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