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Rhode Island it is time to stop Police Racial Profiling of minorities in our State!

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We are asking for people's signatures to tell our legislators that we need to pass the 2013 Comprehensive Racial Profiling Prevention Act that will make racial profiling practices illegal in Rhode Island. Sign this petition and join us as we say that our community will not stand for racial profiling any longer.

Some of the provisions in the bill:

- Requires police officers to document in writing their "probable cause" or "reasonable suspicion" grounds for conducting a search. Also, provides that the documentation will be public record with few exceptions.

- Bars police officers from asking motor vehicle passengers for identification in the absence of reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.

- Restricts the use of so-called "consent searches" on juveniles. A consent search is a search in which the individual has given their consent.


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Nosotros estamos buscando firmas en nuestra petición para que nuestros legisladores pasen la Ley contra Perfil Racial, prohibiendo ciertas prácticas de la discriminación policial en Rhode island. Firme esta petición y únese con nosotros en decir que nuestra comunidad no aguantará más discriminación policial.

Algunas partes del proyecto de ley:

- Require que los oficiales de la policía documentan por escrito su "prueba suficiente" y "sospecha fundada" para cachear una persona. También, asegura que la documentación será en el record público, con pocas excepciones.

- Previene que oficiales de la policía piden identificación de los pasajeros de un vehículo sin "sospecha fundada" de actividad criminal.

- Limita el uso de los supuestos "cateos con consentimiento" de menores.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Rhode Island General Assembly and Rhode Island Police Chief's Association
  • Rhode Island State House
  • Rhode Island State Senate
  • Rhode Island Governor


Coalition Against Racial Profiling started this petition with a single signature, and now has 554 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.