Impact NW believes that the dignity and rights of each individual should be respected, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, gender identity, sexual orientation, housing status, national origin, age, religion, ability, political affiliation, and/or socio-economic status.
For this reason, we encourage the sharing of experiences of profiling. We believe that no one in a position of power has the right to discriminate against another person, and now that belief is backed by legislation.
What is profiling?
House Bill 2002 defines profiling as the following, “‘Profiling’ means that a law enforcement agency or a law enforcement officer targets an individual for suspicion of violating a provision of law based solely on the real or perceived factor of the individual’s age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion, homelessness or disability, unless the agency or officer is acting on a suspect description or information related to an identified or suspected violation of a provision of law.”
Share a personal experience with profiling:
If you want to share a personal experience with profiling, please click here to file a formal complaint. This formal complaint will be submitted to the LECC (Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee). The LECC will leverage these complaints to hold the law enforcement agency involved accountable and effect meaningful change.
For more information about the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC), please see: http://www.pdx.edu/cjpri/LECC