ethnic profiling


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ethnic profiling

n.
The act of making prejudicial assumptions about a person based solely or primarily on his or her ethnic background, especially in situations involving suspicion of criminal activity or intent.
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Wiper leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka has told politicians to stop ethnic profiling of communities.
"You cannot term this (war on graft) an ethnic profiling when (Treasury) Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge and others have also been arraigned to answer to the charges," he said.
His attempt to score a cheap distraction as his wife did during the general election, using the Igbos as a cannon fodder, by mentioning Evans, is a big self-indictment on Tinubu's failure in the Southwest, because the Igbos rose to the occasion by pursuing a demolition onslaught against kidnappers without outsourcing blames or accusing the rest of the country of ethnic profiling and today, it is the most secured zone in Nigeria.
THE Rawalpindi administration's recent move to surveil small hotels and cafes owned by Quetta natives settled in the capital has all the trappings of ethnic profiling. After the regional police officer issued orders to 'obtain details' about the employees and owners of these ventures, the small business owners say they are feeling harassed by the frequent visits of officials in plain clothes who claim to be from different departments.
It also noted the frequent use of racial and ethnic profiling in criminal law enforcement, counter-terrorism measures and immigration control, and urged EU member states to end this practice.
There are people in tribal areas and outside who have protested against ethnic profiling or grave mistreatment .
This essential case for human rights and ethnic profiling is taking place at a time when the judiciary is undergoing a phase of activism.
"His arrest and detention appears to be a result of ethnic profiling and does nothing to make our communities safer."
The groups said in a letter that the training promoted racial and ethnic profiling and alerted the commission to Guandolo's previous controversies, including multiple tweets calling bearded, dark-skinned airport security officers "terrorists" and "jihadis."
I mean, certainly racial and ethnic profiling could be used as a means to hunt down suspected extremists, and at times could justify surveillance of these minorities.
ANAS GETS FRISKY LABOUR MSP Anas Sarwar met Scottish Police Federation representatives after a week of the two sides being at loggerheads over suggestions of ethnic profiling in stop and search procedures.