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Angry Colorado Republican leaders are lining up in support of a pair of state legislators who have been accused racist comments and demonstrations -- and against the state GOP chairman who called them out for their behavior.
In a meeting of the state's Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force Wednsday, Colorado State Sen. Vicki Marble (R) delivered a long monologue suggesting that the reason for poverty among African Americans was that they eat too much chicken and barbecue.
The heart of the proposal would prohibit federal, state, and local law enforcement from engaging from racial profiling, except in cases where specific, trustworthy information has been provided (such as a witness identifying a crime suspect by their race).