Racial Profiling

Racial Profiling

Polls show more than half of Americans believe racial profiling takes place during law enforcement actions, and even more disapprove of the practice. Vice President Gore has said it would be his number one civil rights priority. But law...

Polls show more than half of Americans believe racial profiling takes place during law enforcement actions, and even more disapprove of the practice. Vice President Gore has said it would be his number one civil rights priority. But law enforcement representatives say there's no evidence to show it actually happens and argue that their methods are effective. A panel talks about racial profiling in the U.S. and about proposals to better understand the problem.

Guests

Johnny Hughes

legislative liaison and director of government relations for the National Troopers' Coalition

Rachel King

legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union

Ed Sarpolus

vice president of Epic/MRA, a polling research firm

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