Civil rights groups are developing an idea for an app that would allow people to report in ‘real time’ when they are being racially profiled during airport searches. Leadership Conference CEO Wade Henderson said that “racial profiling is ineffective and wasteful law enforcement.” The idea was developed due to increase in complaints from minorities since the 9/11 attacks. The Huffington Post reports:
WASHINGTON — Civil rights groups plan to unveil a mobile app Monday that they say will allow users to report instances of alleged racial profiling by the Transportation Security Administration in real time.
Representatives of organizations including the Sikh Coalition, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Muslim Advocates and South Asian Americans Leading Together will demonstrate what they are calling “a novel marriage between technology and civil rights activism” at a news conference to be live-streamed at 10 a.m. ET.
“Racial profiling is ineffective and wasteful law enforcement that regularly and unfairly deprives people of their freedom,” said Wade Henderson, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference. “This app will protect the innocent individuals who are most targeted and make air travel safer for everyone.”
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