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Profiling Rules Said to Give F.B.I. Tactical Leeway

posted on April 10, 2014

The New York Times reports on revisions to the Justice Department’s racial profiling rules. The article notes that the “rules would allow the F.B.I. to continue many, if not all, of the tactics opposed by civil rights groups, such as mapping ethnic populations and using that data to recruit informants and open investigations. The new rules, which are in draft form, expand the definition of prohibited profiling to include not just race, but religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation…. But they do not change the way the F.B.I. uses nationality to map neighborhoods, recruit informants, or look for foreign spies.”


Read at The New York Times