About the Petition
George Zimmerman's recent acquittal of Trayvon Martin's death has caused many to examine racial prejudice in our legal system. Profiling is still exercised by police, leading to wrongful arrests and mistreatment.
Racial and religious discrimination runs rampant in our justice system — people can be charged with a DUI based on skin color, and Muslims still face persecution after 9/11. We need stronger protection against this level of profiling.
The End Racial Profiling Act — a bill currently in committee through Congress — seeks to make racial profiling illegal and trains officers to put aside race and religion in their jobs.
Now is the time for us to move closer to a country without prejudice. Follow ACLU and urge Congress to pass the End Racial Profiling Act.
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