Address of the President to the Joint Session of Congress (excerpt)
The United States Congress Washington, D.C.
For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary
February 27, 2001


"...As government promotes compassion, it also must promote justice. Too many of our citizens have cause to doubt our nation's justice, when the law points a finger of suspicion at groups, instead of individuals.  All our citizens are created equal, and must be treated equally.  (Applause.)

Earlier today, I asked John Ashcroft, the Attorney General, to develop specific recommendations to end racial profiling.  It's wrong and we will end it in America.  (Applause.)  In so doing, we will not hinder the work of our nation's brave police officers.  They protect us every day -- often at great risk.  (Applause.)  But by stopping the abuses of a few, we will add to the public confidence our police officers earn and deserve. (Applause.)..."

                                                                                                                ~ President,  George W. Bush

Source: Office of the Press Secretary "President's Address to the Joint Session of Congress", The White House. 2/27/01.

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