Eric Holder will expand the “definition of racial profiling to prohibit federal agents from considering religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation in their investigations, a government official said Wednesday,” according to the NY Times.
Essentially, that eliminates the very effective practice of profiling altogether. He is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
This new rule further weakens law enforcements ability to surveil radical Islam and promotes illegal immigration into this country.
The left has long complained that Muslims are singled out for counterterrorism investigations and Latinos for illegal immigration and they want the rules changed.
It is not clear if the rule will apply to national security, which is of course what the radical Islamists and criminals want. This story just broke yesterday and details have yet to be released.
“Adding religion and national origin is huge,” said Linda Sarsour, advocacy director for the National Network for Arab American Communities. “But if they don’t close the national security loophole, then it’s really irrelevant.”
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