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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published August 29, 2013

ADVISORY: CARDIN JOINS PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY NAACP FOR UPDATE ON THE PUSH FOR AN END TO RACIAL PROFILING BY LAW ENFORCEMENT



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CARDIN JOINS PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY NAACP FOR UPDATE ON THE PUSH FOR AN END TO RACIAL PROFILING BY LAW ENFORCEMENT

 

Thursday, August 29 at 10:00AM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and the Prince George’s County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host a roundtable discussion on legislative efforts to end racial profiling by law enforcement. Earlier this year, Senator Cardin reintroduced the End Racial Profiling Act (S. 1038), which has 16 cosponsors including Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Assistant Majority Leader/Judiciary Committee Member Dick Durbin (D-IL). He recently joined with Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), author of the House companion bill, and leading civil rights groups to urge their colleagues in the Senate and House to come together to pass this important legislation. 

 

The End Racial Profiling Act is designed to enforce the constitutional right to equal protection of the laws by eliminating racial profiling through changing the policies and procedures underlying the practice. It has been endorsed by the NAACP, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Rights Working Group, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and 136 other national, state, and local civil and legal rights organizations.

 

WHAT:          Racial Profiling Update and Roundtable

 

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

 

Prince George’s County NAACP Branch President Bob Ross

Prince George’s County Police Chief  - Mark McGaw

Prince George’s County States Atty.  – Angela Alsobrooks

Prince George’s County Delegate – Jolene Ivey

Legislative Black Caucus Chair & Prince George’s County Delegate – Aisha Braveboy

           

WHEN:          Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10:00AM

 

WHERE:        NAACP - Prince George’s County Branch

9201 Basil Court, Largo - 5th Floor Conference Room