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Prejudice in Policing

How many times have you been stopped and searched by the police? In Europe, the answer to that question is too often determined by the color of your skin. And how does that feel? We all need to know.

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Police ethnic profiling involves singling out people for checks because of their race, ethnicity, or religion. Ethnic profiling is unfair and discriminatory. It is also an inefficient way of fighting crime. We are working with communities to document the problem and working with police to find solutions.

Ethnic Profiling in Europe

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Sidney Mutueel is a chief inspector in the Dutch police. He has been a police officer for over twenty three years. Yet when he is off duty, he gets stopped and checked by the police. Why? Because he is black.