Archive for Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kansas Senate panel reviewing racial profiling bills

February 9, 2011, 10:08 a.m. Updated February 9, 2011, 3:58 p.m.


— Representatives from Kansas law enforcement agencies are urging senators to strike a balance in rewriting the state's racial profiling laws.

One concern aired Wednesday during a Federal and State Affairs Committee hearing was the costs placed on law enforcement and communities to conduct training and collect data. Another concern was protecting the due process rights of officers accused of inappropriate actions.

Two bills with similar language are before the committee. Both would replace the term racial profiling with biased policing. That term is used more frequently to describe behavior that targets individuals because of race, gender, ethnicity, religious dress or national origin.

A governor's task force on racial profiling is recommending changes in the law after nearly five years of study.

Hearings on the bills continue Thursday.


idea 7 years, 2 months ago

Oh, and by the way, bring your passport, and driver's license to prove you're a legal resident before any such proceedings begin. Especially if you are of hispanic or latino descent, right Kobach? That doesn't send any mixed signals does it?

nobody1793 7 years, 2 months ago

I'm so sick of all the Irish running around here. Stupid potato famine.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 2 months ago

$5.4 billion's a lot less than the fed wants to whizz away on bullet trains.

Plurilingual 7 years, 2 months ago

The Israelis don't conduct racial profiling. They conduct behavioral profiling.

Example: A middle-eastern-looking man with a clean passport will get much less scrutiny than a white man that has made recent trips to places like Saudi Arabia or even Egypt or Jordon (with whom Israel has peace treaties).

Your usage of quotes to describe travelers of Middle Eastern descent tell everyone all they need to know about how you feel about people who look different than you do.

kugrad 7 years, 2 months ago

Racial profiling is only ok when Kobach does it to voters.

equalaccessprivacy 7 years, 2 months ago

They need to include perceived or actual disability in the bill. Dealing with the ignorant mountain people around Lawrence and KU one might as well walk around with a target on their back. They act like terrorists and predators by profiling strangers.Try to call these nasty, dishonest people on their malfeasance too and they are not above putting vindictive, false racism charges against you--then going the extra despicable step of denying someone a legally required grievance hearing and siccing conflict-of-interest, southern justice cops on anyone with the gumption to protest.

Jan Rolls 7 years, 2 months ago

They are taking their country back. Want to guess who "they" is?

Jan Rolls 7 years, 2 months ago

Call it what you will, it's still a rose.

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