LaShawn Warren

  • Legislative counsel for the ACLU
  • Opposes racial profiling of any kind

LaShawn Warren is an ACLU legislative counsel who opposes all forms of profiling in law-enforcement and counter-terrorism. Though he largely supported President Bush’s June 17, 2003 comprehensive prohibition of the use of “generalized stereotypes” based on race or ethnicity by law-enforcement agencies, Warren took exception to the President’s assertion that the ban would not apply to counter-terrorism efforts. According to Warren, making this exception would only “legitimize and encourage the use of racial profiling at our borders, in our airports and anywhere else federal agents can apply vague and hollow justifications of national security.”