Racial Profiling as an Ineffective Method for Fighting Crime and Terrorism

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Racial Profiling as an Ineffective Method for Fighting Crime and Terrorism
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution [above] was ratified in December 1791. It clearly states that law enforcement officials need “probable cause” – a solid reason to suspect a crime has been committed - before they can search a person. This amendment also outlaws any “unreasonable search” of someone’s belongings or property....
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