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Hearing in Md. police profiling case

By Associated Press

Maryland's highest court is scheduled to hold a hearing on whether to uphold a lower court's ruling to force police to turn over documents relating to racial profiling allegations.

The Maryland Court of Appeals will hold the hearing in Annapolis on Friday.

In February, the state's intermediate court ordered the Maryland State Police department to turn over about 10,000 documents relating to the long-running legal battle known as the "Driving While Black" case.

The NAACP wants to inspect the documents to determine whether state police are properly investigating allegations of racial profiling by troopers. State police argue the documents are confidential personnel records.

By Associated Press  | November 5, 2010; 7:43 AM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland  
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The police judge more based on Income and social class than anything else. If you are low income they are more likely to assume all the negative stereotypes and investigate harder. This is the type of profiling the people should be concerned about.

Posted by: MajorFacemask | November 5, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

It is about time! I have seen instance after instance of police officers observing violations, and taking action only after observing the violation(s).

We need to stop these officers from enforcing the law(s). It is NOT fair that some violators are being detected and held accountable. Some of society are "Special People" and are above the rest of us and should not be held responsible for the violations they commit.

Kudos to the NAACP for their efforts. You are doing a great job.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | November 5, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

What a waste of time and money! I won't argue a select few are given special treatment but it has nothing to do with race. It's all in who you know.

Posted by: gpl2411 | November 5, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Obviously, they are doing a good job at keeping the crime rate low, if it works go for it..

Posted by: mark0004 | November 5, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

mark0004 you're an racist idiot.

Posted by: vernonwoods2000 | November 5, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

mark0004 you're an racist idiot.

Posted by: vernonwoods2000 | November 5, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

mark0004 you're an racist idiot.

Posted by: vernonwoods2000 | November 5, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Obviously, they are doing a good job at keeping the crime rate low, if it works go for it..

Posted by: mark0004

I know mark, its friday and you dont have a life so you try to get attention any way you can. Poor thing.

Posted by: ged0386 | November 5, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

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