CHULA VISTA – Residents of this border city are demanding answers following the killing of a 32-year-old mother of five by a Border Protection agent recently that they believe was unjustified.
Valeria “Munique” Tachiquin was shot in the middle of the street in a residential area about 1 p.m. Sept. 28. The car Tachiquin was driving was bullet-ridden after the shooting.
Despite intense lobbying from civil rights, human rights and immigrants rights groups, California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday, vetoed theTrust Act, which would have kept the state from voluntarily detaining undocumented immigrants who have not been charged or convicted of crimes for retrieval by immigration authorities.
New York City’s rampant use of its stop-and-frisk policy, which has been shown to disproportionately target people of color, has faced a serious setback in recent months, according to the New York Times.
In July, Bronx District Attorney Sterling Johnson decided to cease all prosecutions of criminal trespass cases at Bronx housing projects unless prosecutors are able to interview an arresting officer to ensure the arrest is warranted.
With only 36 days until Election Day, we can start with voting. In a good look into the confusion caused by laws banning people with certain criminal convictions from voting, The Nation asks Has Florida Created a Trap at the Polls for Ex-Felons?
You’ve seen the Newsweek cover, and laughed at the mocking twitter and gawker responses. But admit it. You’ve not actually read the article.
In lieu of reporting – the kind done by actual journalists – Newsweek opted for a personal essay to explicate the photo on last week’s Muslim Rage cover. Ayaan Hirsi Ali took the job. It was a rush job, and it showed.
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PHOENIX – A U.S. federal appeals court denied a motion yesterday from civil rights and immigrant groups calling for an injunction to stop Arizona from implementing or using the “racial profiling provision" of SB1070.
If you didn’t have time to read the Office of Inspector General’s 500+ page report on Fast and Furious, here’s the summary: Attorney General Eric Holder told the truth, and did not personally know about the screw-ups until they were reported by the media. At fault were officials at ATF headquarters and the Phoenix field division.
A month before 9/11, William Bratton took to the New York Times to bemoan the Cloudy Future for Policing. The LAPD (and before that, the NYPD) Chief of Police was, at that moment, the champion of community policing, combining CompStat’s ability to track crime statistics with broken windows theory to justify large numbers of arrests for “quality of life” and petty drug offenses.
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September 19, 2012, Washington, D.C. - Rights Working Group, a national coalition of grassroots civil liberties and human rights organizations, is deeply concerned that Tuesday’s federal district court decision to allow Section 2(B) of Arizona’s racial profiling law, SB 1070, to go into effect will lead to pervasive racial profiling.