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Maryland Issues 1st US State Police Rules on Racial Profiling

The top law enforcement official in the eastern U.S. state of Maryland has issued the first formal state guidelines in the country barring police from the arbitrary profiling of races and minorities. Maryland's guidelines, unveiled Tuesday by state Attorney General Brian Frosh, limit situations under which law enforcement can consider race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation during routine interactions with the public. The directive comes as a national debate intensifies about...

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