In this the first installment of the "Faces of Racial Profiling" video series, Art Way talks about his first experience of racial profiling at age 11 and the deep impact it had on him. Racial profiling by law enforcement is pervasive in communities of color, damaging trust between those communities and those who are paid to protect them. Racial profiling is unjust and ineffective, whether it targets immigrants, African Americans, Muslim Americans, or any other group.
Rights Working Group Member, Colorado Progressive Coalition, (CPC) has just released its Truth and Justice Report, which tells the collective narrative of racial profiling and police violence in Colorado.
Much of the report was gathered through stories of racial profiling and police misconduct that were obtained through the relaunching of CPC's Racial Justice Hotline.
The findings include: 65 percent of community members reported being racially profiled; 39 percent reported being injured by police and 30 percent reported being unjustifiably stopped.
Lawfully present immigrants and U.S. citizens have been harassed by Border Patrol agents in New York State, with a disproportionate impact on people of color, according to a report by RWG member Families for Freedom. According to data collected through FOIA litigation in Rochester, New York, Border Patrol’s “show me your papers” policy and aggressive immigration enforcement tactics in the interior of the U.S.
Washington, D.C., February 12, 2013 -- Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on comprehensive immigration reform and heard from those who are supportive of immigration reform and a clear path to citizenship and those who seemed focused on further ratcheting up border enforcement resources.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As Congress and the White House take up Comprehensive Immigration Reform (“CIR”), some have called for increased southwest border enforcement, even though southwest border apprehensions are at their lowest levels in 40 years and net migration from Mexico is at zero.