SB1070: Racial Profiling in the Spotlight
Tuesday, July 17 2pmEST/11amPST
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona’s racial profiling law, many are asking: Is it possible to enforce section 2(b) of Arizona’s infamous SB1070 without using racial profiling? With perspectives from organizers, legal experts, and law enforcement, this call will tackle this question and draw on examples of policies such as Stop-and-frisk and unwarranted surveillance that encourage racial profiling across the country, as well as offer solutions that address all forms of racial profiling. Expanding the discussion beyond immigration, this call will look at what 2(b) means from a racial profiling lens, and share strategies on how to connect communities impacted by discriminatory policing. You won't want to miss this discussion! RSVP HERE
Chief Ronald L. Davis, Police Chief, E. Palo Alto, CA
Omar Jadwat, Sr. Staff Attorney, ACLU Immigrant Rights Project
Opal Tometi Black Alliance for Just Immigration Phoenix, AZ
Moderator: Jumana Musa, Rights Working Group
Sign your organization on to this letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano demanding suspension of 287g and Secure Communities in Arizona and states that have passed copycat laws. Click here to read and sign the letter.
See a legal analysis of the SB1070 decision here, from NILC.
Rights Working Group's press release: Rights Working Group Calls for Renewed Fight Against Arizona SB1070 Law, as Key Racial Profiling Provision is Upheld by Supreme Court
RWG’s latest issue brief SB 1070: A Law That Mandates Racial Profiling
View the Supreme Court decision here
DOJ’s SB1070 civil rights complaint hotline: (855) 353-1010 or email the DOJ at Sb1070@usdoj.gov.
See more on RWG's website.