Charleston NAACP president Dot Scott to testify in Washington on racial profiling | The Post and Courier | Charleston SC, News, Sports, Entertainment Senatory Ben Cardin and NAACP local leader Dot Scott (Charleston) have proposed a national ban on racial profiling, that would ban police from considering race "TO ANY DEGREE" when investigating a crime or making a stop. Meaning.....race cannot be mentioned, considered or relied on, "to any degree", by cops. The law would also open up INDIVIDUAL officers to lawsuits should they use race, "to any degree", in law enforcement. Meaning....say a store is robbed by a white male with dreadlocks (we've seen them). And a caller tells dispatch a white kid with dreadlocks robbed a store. And a cop sees a white kid with dreadlocks walking amongst a group of 10 black males with dreadlocks. The cop would have to stop all 11 men, and interview all of them, as he could not consider the "white" factor, "to any degree". What sparked this? In North Charleston, SC, which was ranked as the 6th most dangerous city in America as recently as 2006, a cop was dispatched to a predominantly black neighborhood because a large group of males were shooting at each other. The BLACK 911 caller said a black male with "dreadlocks" was the shooter. Cops stopped several groups of black male teens in the area. One officer saw a "black male with dreadlocks" in the immediate area, and the subject turned and began to run from him. "Reasonable suspicion"?? I think so. So the cop chases him. The teen turns around and points a gun at the cop, and the cop shoots him (wounded not killed). The mom and local NAACP, and a lawyer of course, claim the kid had no gun..........even though NCPD recovered the gun next to the kid. The family called him a "choir boy", literally, and said that the gun must have been planted because their baby didn't own a gun. Then, a facebook photo shows the kid pointing a gun, the same gun the cops recovered, at the camera. Ooops. So logically, the next step is the family and NAACP say the cop PROFILED their son, because he has "braids", not "dreadlocks" like the original caller reported. Nevermind the fact their "choir boy" saw a cop, ran from him, turned and pointed a gun at him. Nope. They feel their baby was profiled because the cops were looking for a "black male with dreadlocks with a gun" and their baby was a "black male with BRAIDS.....and a gun" so it must have been racist. Anyway, if this bill passes, good luck to everyone, because cops will basically quit policing. And I dont blame 'em. Oh, by the way, in the original article, the 911 caller, a black man, said he thinks the cops are in the right, that he is horrified at all the black kids selling drugs and carrying guns, and that he feels the cops do not harrass anyone but rather just respond to known crime. Oh well, what does he know about race...being an innocent black man living amongst the inner city chaos, right?