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Feds Ban 'Racial Profiling'

Wednesday, 18 June 2003 12:00 AM

Attorney General John Ashcroft said as a result of Tuesday's directive, Americans of every race and ethnicity could be confident that stereotypes would have no place in the routine work of federal law enforcement.

The new policy specifically bars federal officials from considering race or ethnicity in making routine law enforcement decisions, such as deciding which motorists to stop for traffic infractions.

It prohibits federal law enforcement officials from relying on generalized racial or ethnic stereotypes except in extremely narrow circumstances when there is trustworthy information linking people of a particular race or ethnicity to an identified crime, scheme or organization.

The Justice Department did note that federal law enforcement personnel must use "all available and legitimate tools" to prevent terrorist attacks, including racial and ethnic information.

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