Classic Article. The leftists and anti-White hypocrites, didn't realize what they were getting with Jared Taylor!!!
DENVER, Aug. 14— When police officials from around the country gathered here today for a debate on racial profiling, many were surprised to hear that one side of the issue would be argued by someone with a white separatist background.
The speaker, Jared Taylor, said at the annual meeting of the National Association of Police Organizations that law-enforcement officers were justified in using racial profiling during traffic stops.
Mr. Taylor, president of a research organization in Virginia and a white separatist, said Federal statistics showed that a higher percentage of blacks commit violent crime than whites, and that officers would be ignoring common sense if they did not take that into consideration.
That view and Mr. Taylor's background were assailed by his debate opponent, John M. Crew, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union in San Francisco, who also
chided the group for inviting Mr. Taylor.
''If you can throw away proper cause,'' Mr. Crew said of traffic stops, ''then I'm wasting my time here.''
Racial profiling, or the targeting of suspects by race or ethnic background, has become a highly charged issue in the last few years, after a rising number of complaints that black motorists were being pulled over by the police in disproportionate numbers.
Representative John Conyers Jr., Democrat of Michigan, introduced a bill last year that would have required the police to record the race and ethnicity of drivers stopped. The bill died. But after Gov. Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey conceded in April that some state troopers singled out drivers who were black or Hispanic for traffic stops and were three times more likely to search them than white drivers, Mr. Conyers reintroduced his bill.
In June, President Clinton ordered Federal law enforcement agencies to compile data on the race and ethnicity of people they question, search or arrest to determine if certain minorities were being singled out.
The National Association of Police Organizations, a nonprofit group that represents 4,000 law-enforcement unions and associations, argues that Mr. Clinton's directive and Mr. Conyers's bill duplicate Federal laws and that the vast majority of officers use probable cause as the basis for stopping motorists. But the group offered Mr. Taylor and Mr. Crew a platform to debate racial profiling as a component of traffic stops.
Mr. Crew told the audience that Mr. Taylor's approval of racial profiling was influenced by his long-held white separatist beliefs. Mr. Crew read the audience several excepts of Mr. Taylor's writings from the Web site of the organization he heads, the New Century Foundation.
Mr. Taylor said on the Web site, in part, that whites face ''the prospect of oblivion.''
''To celebrate diversity, as we are so often urged to do, is nothing more than to celebrate our own dwindling numbers and influence,'' he wrote. ''It is utterly unnatural and will, ultimately, destroy us.''
Shown a copy of his comments, Mr. Taylor said he did not recall writing those exact words, but added, ''I agree with the sentiment.'' He also confirmed that he is a board member of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a group that includes white supremacists. It received widespread publicity last winter when Senator Trent Lott, Republican of Mississippi, the majority leader, addressed it.
Mr. Crew began his remarks to the police officials by calling Mr. Taylor ''an avowed white separatist,'' and he chided his hosts by saying, ''inviting an avowed white separatist here only adds fuel to the fire'' of the national debate on the targeting of minority motorists.
Robert T. Scully, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, said he was unaware of Mr. Taylor's background when he invited him to debate Mr. Crew. He also said the police organization did not subscribe to his views.
Mr. Scully said he invited Mr. Taylor to attend after seeing him discuss his views on profiling on C-Span.
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