A local effort to bar racial profiling is under way in Hartford, following failure to adopt a state law to that effect in the 2011 General Assembly
A proposed ordinance will be the topic of a Hartford Civil Rights Community Forum Saturday (June 11) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Parker Memorial Family Center, 2621 Main Street in Hartford.
Sandra Staub, legal director of the ACLU of Connecticut, will join Mongi Dhaouadi of the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Connecticut, LaResse Harvey of A Better Way Foundation, and Hartford City Councilman Luis Cotto.
The sponsors note that in addition to failure to enact a new state law, the re-adoption of key elements of the federal Patriot Act is further reason to seek local action.
Legislative analysis of the failed state law proposal
Legislative history of the failed bill and how your legislators voted
ACLU-CT earlier actions