ADC Submits Statement for the Record
Washington, DC | www.adc.org | April 17, 2012 -- Earlier today the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) submitted a Statement for the Record before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights. The Statement discusses racial profiling and its affect on the Arab American community, as well as the importance of enacting the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA).
In the Statement for the Record, ADC stated that “[t]he detrimental affects of racial profiling cause communities to mistrust the government and fuel the perception of the criminal justice system as biased and unjust. . . Of striking importance is the fact that there is not one documented incident in which racial profiling resulted in the capture or detention of a suspect related to terrorism, again showing that racial profiling does not work.” Furthermore, ADC stated that “ERPA is necessary to help guard against racial profiling and civil right abuses. Throughout the U