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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

MARYLAND: THE FIRST STATE TO TAKE STEPS TO BAN RACIAL PROFILING




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Maryland on Tuesday took a significant step to curb racial profiling and other discriminatory policing tactics, releasing broad new rules that aim to limit law enforcement officers from targeting individuals based on race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, among other characteristics.
The state's Attorney General Brian Frosh issued a nine-page memorandum to police departments statewide outlining the new guidelines, entitled Ending Discriminatory Profiling in Maryland, citing recent unrest in Baltimore and other cities around the country over police killings of unarmed minorities.
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