By clicking on the "Accept & Close" button, you provide your explicit consent to the processing of your data to achieve the above goal.
Strong evidence suggests that racial profiling, used by the US police, is ineffective and counter-productive as a law enforcement tool, according to the statement of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights CEO Wade Henderson.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US police should stop practicing racial profiling because it has proven unproductive, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights CEO Wade Henderson said in a statement on the re-introduction of the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) in the US Congress on Wednesday.
“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.”
The American Civil Liberties Union defines racial profiling as a law enforcement practice of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on their race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. The US Supreme Court ruled in 1996 that the practice is constitutional.
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.
The fact of registration and authorization of users on Sputnik websites via users’ account or accounts on social networks indicates acceptance of these rules.
Users are obliged abide by national and international laws. Users are obliged to speak respectfully to the other participants in the discussion, readers and individuals referenced in the posts.
The websites’ administration has the right to delete comments made in languages other than the language of the majority of the websites’ content.
In all language versions of the sputniknews.com websites any comments posted can be edited.
A user comment will be deleted if it:
does not correspond with the subject of the post;
promotes hatred and discrimination on racial, ethnic, sexual, religious or social basis or violates the rights of minorities;
violates the rights of minors, causing them harm in any form, including moral damage;
contains ideas of extremist nature or calls for other illegal activities;
contains insults, threats to other users, individuals or specific organizations, denigrates dignity or undermines business reputations;
contains insults or messages expressing disrespect to Sputnik;
violates privacy, distributes personal data of third parties without their consent or violates privacy of correspondence;
describes or references scenes of violence, cruelty to animals;
contains information about methods of suicide, incites to commit suicide;
pursues commercial objectives, contains improper advertising, unlawful political advertisement or links to other online resources containing such information;
promotes products or services of third parties without proper authorization;
contains offensive language or profanity and its derivatives, as well as hints of the use of lexical items falling within this definition;
contains spam, advertises spamming, mass mailing services and promotes get-rich-quick schemes;
promotes the use of narcotic / psychotropic substances, provides information on their production and use;
contains links to viruses and malicious software;
is part of an organized action involving large volumes of comments with identical or similar content ("flash mob");
“floods” the discussion thread with a large number of incoherent or irrelevant messages;
violates etiquette, exhibiting any form of aggressive, humiliating or abusive behavior ("trolling");
doesn’t follow standard rules of the English language, for example, is typed fully or mostly in capital letters or isn’t broken down into sentences.
The administration has the right to block a user’s access to the page or delete a user’s account without notice if the user is in violation of these rules or if behavior indicating said violation is detected.