Sonia Sotomayor Comments On Boston Marathon Bombings and Racial Profiling: "It's a Fine Line"
05/03/2013 - 16:13 ||
During a speech to young students in Denver, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor acknowledged how difficult the issue of racial profiling can be while alluding to the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Justice, who is in Denver for the opening of a new state courts building, explained that relying only on racial profiling to indicate whether someone committed a crime is "usually wrong." Instead, investigators should pay close attention to "indicators," reports the AP.
"Is that profiling? Could be," said Sotomayor. "Is it something you just can't ignore? Maybe sometimes not." She added, "It's a fine line society walks in trying to be fair."
The published author also encouraged students to find their passion and take risks. "The hardest thing to do is to take chances where you can fail, because most of us like the security of doing things we think we can do,” she said.
What do you think about Sotomayor's comments about racial profiling? Do you agree?
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