End Racial Profiling in California Today

 

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(ANAHEIM, CA., 9/1/2015) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today called on California Muslims to join civil rights and interfaith allies in contacting their state senators to urge them to support Assembly Bill 953 (AB 953).  
  
AB 953, which was introduced by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber of San Diego, calls for:

• Modernizing the definition of racial profiling to go beyond race.
• Creating a system that requires sworn personnel to gather and report information on each stop they make.
• Increasing training on fair and impartial policing.
• Creating an advisory board to curb profiling.

“AB 953 is absolutely necessary to address concerns about profiling by law enforcement based on various characteristics, including perceived race, immigration status, and nation origin, ” said Haroon Manjlai, CAIR-LA’s Public Affairs Coordinator. “Data on profiling made available as a result of  AB 953 will help all stakeholders get a better understanding about trends and be a step towards building and solidifying trust between law enforcement and communities which they serve and protect.”

The Assembly passed the bill and now must pass the Senate before the Governor can sign it into law.
 
CAIR-CA is a chapter of CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-LA Public Affairs Coordinator Haroon Manjlai, 714-776-1847, hmanjlai@cair.com

SIGN THE LETTER HERE!

(ANAHEIM, CA., 9/1/2015) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today called on California Muslims to join civil rights and interfaith allies in contacting their state senators to urge them to support Assembly Bill 953 (AB 953).  
  
AB 953, which was introduced by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber of San Diego, calls for:

• Modernizing the definition of racial profiling to go beyond race.