Here's what the Department of Justice has to say about racial profiling:
Civil Rights Division Home PageThere are circumstances in which law enforcement activities relating to particular identified criminal incidents, schemes or enterprises may involve consideration of personal identifying characteristics of potential suspects, including age, sex, ethnicity or race. Common sense dictates that when a victim describes the assailant as being of a particular race, authorities may properly limit their search for suspects to persons of that race. Similarly, in conducting an ongoing investigation into a specific criminal organization whose membership has been identified as being overwhelmingly of one ethnicity, law enforcement should not be expected to disregard such facts in pursuing investigative leads into the organization's activities.
I'm glad this came up. I hadn't researched it before. I wonder how the Obama Administration expects to win their suit in light of the above information....?
@ Deuce -- how come you didn't answer my question?