House Dem proposes federal grants to stop racial profiling

The Hill

By Pete Kasperowicz
Comment by Jim Campbell
If the reader is looking for stupidity and useless legislation look no further than any member of the Congressional Black Caucus.  Maxine Waters and “Hammerin Hank  Johnson, Guam’s going to capsize if Marines are stationed there immediately come to mind.”  Now Eleanor Holmes Martin, “If Obama had a son it would look like Elanor,” jumps on the band wagon.

If any legislation should have been introduced it might have been to outlaw the pretrial conviction of George Zimmerman by the media.  Nah, we have enough useless laws on the books as it is.  The members of said caucus are race baiting fools and idiots.
What is this one doing? Nothing more than stirring up more hatred over the Trayvon Martin situation.  Look for this go nowhere piece of legislation to have hidden within it some anti-gun amendments.  Why not, who actually reads any of the legislation they vote on? 
Imagine the hysteria they would evoke if the Caucasians started a Congressional White Caucus.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I’m J.C. and I approve this message. 

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) this week proposed legislation that would offer millions of dollars in federal grants to states that enact and enforce laws that prohibit the use of racial profiling.

The Racial Profiling Prevention act, H.R. 4398, is a response to the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, which drew several complaints from Congressional Black Caucus members that Martin’s shooter, George Zimmerman, was not prosecuted because Martin was black.

“The Trayvon Martin tragedy did not involve a law enforcement officer, but his death reminds the country that every jurisdiction, including the federal government, has a responsibility to exercise its authority to eliminate practices that brand, on sight, black men and especially our youth as criminals,” Norton said. “Reports of racial profiling on federally funded highways, for example, are frequent. If we are serious about eliminating this form of racial discrimination, concrete steps are overdue.”

The bill would take $7.5 million a year from the Highway Trust Fund, for the next five years, and allow the government to use this for grants to states that are taking steps to curb racial profiling. Specifically, grants would go to states that enforce anti-racial profiling laws, and maintain public statistics about the race and ethnicity of drivers who are pulled over by police.

The grants could be used to pay for the costs of collecting traffic stop data, evaluating that data, and developing programs to reduce racial profiling.

Under the bill, no state could receive more than 5 percent of the total grant money available in any one fiscal year. The bill would take a total of $37.5 million from the Highway Trust Fund through fiscal year 2017.

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One thought on “House Dem proposes federal grants to stop racial profiling

  1. Tell me how is drafting and passing a anti-racial profiling bill going to change peoples minds. This is what is needed at the airports in all countries. It works well in Israel but we can’t do it. I don’t beleive racial profiling had anything to do with Zimmerman – travon incident. It is just the vehicle that the left is using and using 24/7 to pass this nonsense bill. People will beleive what they want and no bill will change that.

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