Justice Unit Helps Cops Avoid Ethnic Stereotyping

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A49059-2003Oct5.html Lobna Ismail, a Muslim woman in a veil, recently trained about 150 police and local government officials in dealing with ethnic stereotypes. Her presentation for police from the Washington area, sponsored by the U.S. Justice Department, is part of a new nationwide program to help law enforcement officials become more culturally sensitive to Muslims and Arabs. Muslim and Arab American groups say that their communities have been unfairly singled out for monitoring and prosecution since . . .

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