Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The End Public Safety Act

Rep. John Conyers has introduced the “End Racial Profiling Act” (H.R. 5748), which explicitly states that “a disparate impact on racial, ethnic, or religious minorities shall constitute prima facie evidence of a violation of this title.”

In other words, the numbers of those stopped and arrested must accurately reflect the racial, ethnic and religious makeup of the community, unless the cops can produce a good reason why not.

This is nonsense. All criminals should be arrested, convicted and punished, regardless of the racial, ethnic or religious group to which they belong.

Do we really ever want any cop thinking, "I've arrested too many Hindus this week, and not enough Jews"?

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