AirTalk for July 27, 2010

ACLU wants FBI data on ethnic mapping in Southern California

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The seal of the F.B.I. hangs in the Flag Room at the bureau's headquarters in Washington, DC.

Is racial and ethnic data relevant to FBI intelligence? The ACLU today requested records related to data collection and mapping of “ethnic-oriented” businesses, behaviors, traditions and among concentrated ethnic populations in Southern California and elsewhere. Is the FBI mapping Muslims in the United States?


Peter Bibring, staff attorney, ACLU of Southern California

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