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Racial Profiling: Face the Truth

Border patrol sued, accused of profiling, harassment

Sandusky Register - By CORY FROLIK December 11, 2009 - A class-action lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Toledo on Thursday alleges U.S. Border Control agents at the Sandusky station and police officers in Norwalk, Plymouth and Attica engaged in discriminatory and illegal racial profiling.

Without reasonable suspicion or probable cause, the suit contends, police officers and border patrol agents restrained, interrogated and arrested people solely because they looked Hispanic.

One year ago, a private profit detention center saw a spate of riots in reponse to a detainee death

On December 12th 2008, 32 year old Jesus Manuel Galindo died in solitary confinement at Reeves County Detention Center (RCDC) in Pecos, Texas. Galindo was a Mexican citizen whose death was caused by multiple seizures and inadequate medication and medical care.

Time to celebrate more then just the idea of Human Rights

Washington DC- November 10, 2009 - Today marks the 61st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which affirms that "[a]ll human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." The principles laid out in this historic document bear a resemblance to another declaration that is at the foundation of the United States. The Declaration of Independence states, "That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Americans: Much More Than a Profile

Huffington Post - Nadia Tonova and Marty Rosenbluth - On October 7th Ms. Orellana was quietly eating her lunch when two Frederick County Deputy Sheriffs interrogated and detained her solely based on the color of her skin, according to a lawsuit recently filed in US District Court.

Americans: Much More Than a Profile

Huffington Post - Nadia Tonova and Marty Rosenbluth - On October 7th Ms. Orellana was quietly eating her lunch when two Frederick County Deputy Sheriffs interrogated and detained her solely based on the color of her skin, according to a lawsuit recently filed in US District Court.

Americans: Much More Than a Profile

Huffington Post - Nadia Tonova and Marty Rosenbluth - On October 7th Ms. Orellana was quietly eating her lunch when two Frederick County Deputy Sheriffs interrogated and detained her solely based on the color of her skin, according to a lawsuit recently filed in US District Court.

U.S. Department of Justice announces probe into racial profiling allegations against East Haven police

In March 2009, the members of St. Rose of Lima Church in East Haven, Connecticut submitted an official racial-profiling complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice, alleging that the local law enforcement agency, the East Haven Police Department (EHPD), had been engaging in a pattern of race-based violence against Latinos in and around East Haven. After considering the complaint, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday, December 3rd, that they were launching a federal investigation based on the allegations of harassment against the EHPD.

Government report verifies claims of lack of fairness for immigration detainees

In August 2008, 33 year old Alexandro Sibaja was picked up in Houston on a bad check warrant and turned over to immigration officials. Having moved to the U.S. from Mexico at the age of 12, Sibaja was put into removal proceedings by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Over the next 15 months, he was transferred six times from Houston to Conroe, from Conroe to Mississippi, then back to Houston before being transferred to Amarillo and then to Big Spring.

End racial profiling now

Baltimore Sun - December 7, 2009 - By Benjamin Todd Jealous and Margaret Huang. The End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) will soon be reintroduced by Rep. John Conyers, Democrat of Michigan, and Sen. Russ Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin. Numerous incidents throughout American history have taught us that racial profiling not only fails as a law enforcement tool but ultimately makes us all less safe. Passage of ERPA would be an important step toward ending racial profiling. 


Obama authorizes refugee re-settlement, but in reality ICE is detaining the “unadjusted”

On September 30th 2009, President Obama signed a Presidential Determination authorizing the admission of 80,000 refugees into the U.S. in the year 2010. This commitment to ensuring the protection and re-settlement of refugees has been an integral part of U.S.