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Justice Department Wants to End Profiling Based Ethnicity, Religion, Sexual Orientation

[1]By Steve Neavling


The days of profiling may be over for federal law enforcement, according to a report obtained by the Washington Post [2].

The ban on profiling would apply to people based on their ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.

One impact of the policy, for example, would be prohibiting surveillance of mosques without proof of wrongdoing.

No exemption will be given for national security investigations either, the Post reports.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said his upcoming retirement from the position won’t stop him from pursuing this.

“There remains a great deal to be done,” he said. “I have no intention of letting up or slowing down.”