Racial profiling: Germany debating police methods
Racial profiling is banned in Germany, yet people of color say they're arbitrarily stopped by police every day, describing it as public humiliation. There's a heated debate whether a probe into police methods is needed.
Outrage has swelled in Germany over Interior Minister Horst Seehofer's decision to block any plans for a study into racial profiling in the police force. He said that the practice is already banned, it is unlikely to be happening at a large scale.
The term "racial profiling" refers to the targeting of ethnic minorities by police officers, who conduct stop-and-search checks based on skin color.
Anti-racism campaigners, who have been talking about the issue for years, if not decades, were quick to insist that a study is long overdue. ...