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New federal guidelines to limit racial profiling fall short
New federal guidelines to limit racial profiling fall short

Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. released new guidelines last week aimed at limiting profiling by federal law-enforcement officers. Though he should be commended for tackling the issue, the new guidelines leave much to be desired. Their goal is to restrain the odious practice of profiling — in which law enforcement targets individuals based on their appearance or affiliation rather than their behavior — and to broaden restrictions on profiling beyond the existing categories of race and ethnicity to include gender and gender identity, national origin and sexual orientation. It would have been nice if Holder had explained why such additions were necessary — has there been an...

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