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Rights Groups Warn Any New Anti-Terror Laws Will Be Used for Racial Profiling, Domestic Surveillance

HeadlineJan 22, 2021

A coalition of 135 civil rights organizations is calling on Congress not to pass new anti-terrorism laws in the wake of the January 6 attacks, warning they could be used to expand racial profiling or to surveil communities of color and political opponents in the name of national security.

Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights said, “The government’s inadequate response to rising white nationalism is a disgraceful policy failure. The problem is hardly new, and prosecutors have long had a multitude of criminal statutes at their disposal to confront white supremacist violence.” Click here to see our interview with the ACLU.

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