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Biden to bar federal agents from considering race, nationality in most investigations

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2023
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Criminal Justice, Justice Department, Race, Nationality, Ethnicity
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Federal law enforcement agents will be prohibited from considering a suspect’s nationality or ethnicity in criminal investigations when the Justice Department announces updates to its anti-discrimination guidelines. 

The pending move raises concerns about tying investigators’ hands, particularly in terrorism cases.

The rules are expected to be released around the anniversary of the death of George Floyd on May 25. A draft of the guidelines, viewed by The Washington Times, shows that the administration would add nationality as a “protected characteristic” that investigators cannot consider while conducting most investigations.

The Justice Department would bar law...

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