“Racial Typing”

The following information is from an article on "Racial Typing on the Highways" published in COUNTERPUNCH, a political newsletter published by journalists Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair (March 1-15, 1999, Vol. 6, No. 5):

"The problem is not merely one of racist cops, but of a policing system that encourages and promotes racial typing. In Amherst, Massachusetts, the police department held seminars for its officers on "perpetrator profiles." The officers were told that `interracial couples' were more likely to be engaged in drug dealing than white couples."

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