Democrats proposed legislation on Tuesday to ban racial profiling by police in response to the death of Trayvon Martin.
Under the End Racial Profiling Act, H.R. 2851, introduced by House Judiciary Committee ranking member John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ban would be enforceable through the courts.
“Recent events demonstrate that racial profiling remains a divisive issue that strikes at the very foundation of our democracy,” Conyers said Tuesday. “Though the death of Trayvon Martin was not the result of a law enforcement encounter, the issues of race and reasonable suspicion of criminal conduct are so closely linked in the minds of the public that his death cannot be separated from the law enforcement profiling debate.”