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Racial Profiling Awareness Month

The RI ACLU, along with more than thirty other local organizations and leaders, is working hard to bring attention to the rampant problem of racial profiling in the state of Rhode Island. For the past several years, the Coalition Against Racial Profiling has been working for the passage of a the Comprehensive Racial Profiling Prevention Act (H 7256, S 2252).This crucial legislation, which passed out of the House Judiciary Committee for the first time in 2011, would standardize police practices in traffic stops and interaction with youth pedestrians, and resume required data collection in an effort to combat racial profiling in Rhode Island. 

If you're interested in testifying in favor of the bill in the next round of committee meetings, you should called the ACLU at (401) 831-7171.

The campaign was announced in May, 2009.  To coincide with the coalition’s efforts, the Rhode Island Senate passed a resolution declaring May 2009 “Racial Profiling Awareness Month.”

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