Title

"City" piece on a Maine Civil Liberties Union (MCLU) request to local law enforc

Authors

Connie Pacillo

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

2-10-2000

Pages

8-9

Abstract

"City" piece on a Maine Civil Liberties Union (MCLU) request to local law enforcement agencies for statistics on citations issued by race. Racial profiling is the practice of targeting individuals based on their ethnicity or race and is a growing problem, according to Sally Sutton of the MCLU. Numbers supplied by Cumberland County Mark Dion show that less than 1 percent of the citations and warnings issued by his deputies were issued to minority members. According to 1998 census figures, about 3 percent of Cumberland County's population is nonwhite.

Subjects

Maine Civil Liberties Union, Racial profiling

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