“Strong evidence suggests that racial profiling is ineffective and counter-productive as a law enforcement tool,” Henderson said. “The Leadership Conference thanks Senator [Ben] Cardin and Representative [John] Conyers for re-introducing ERPA today and taking this vital step toward ending racial profiling in America.”
Henderson argued that racial profiling is undignified and makes US citizens less safe, while distracting law enforcement from focusing on apprehending serious offenders.
“Racial profiling robs people of their dignity, undermines the integrity of our criminal justice system and instills fear and distrust among members of targeted communities,” Henderson said.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a US umbrella organization for civil rights groups that coordinates their lobbying efforts.