Medics tend to a protester who was injured during a march against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.
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The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics, protocols the Justice Department hopes could be a model for local departments, as the U.S. tackles questions about the role race plays in policing.The guidelines cover federal agencies within the Justice Department, including the FBI.The Obama administration envisions the rules as a possible roadmap for local police, and Holder encourages local law enforcement officials to adopt the federal guidelines.The guidelines extend a ban on routine racial profiling that the Justice Department announced in 2003 under then-Attorney General John Ashcroft.Some advocacy groups for minority communities said the new guidelines didn't go far enough.
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