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Biennial Speech
by Ira Glasser, Executive Director of the ACLU

If you’re black or brown in America, chances are you’ve been stopped while driving, walking, shopping or returning from a trip abroad because you fit the profile of someone suspected of committing a crime. Racial profiling is one of law enforcement’s dirty little secrets and the ACLU launched a campaign that forced the issue into the light of day. As Ira Glasser pointed out in his 1999 remarks, “It is ubiquitous. It is happening in every state. And you have to ask yourself: In a country in which police power is so decentralized, 14,000 police departments…how is it that this practice spreads?” To read more, bookmark this page.  Go there now…  or display or print the pdf version

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