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  • Barneys To Pay $525K In NY Shopper-Profiling Probe

    08/11/2014 9:50:36 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 17 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 11 August 2014 | Jennifer Peltz
    New York - Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year.
  • First Annual Trayvon Martin Day Rallies Against Racial Profiling and Guns

    07/21/2014 2:25:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 20, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    On Saturday, 200 people marched through the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles protesting racial profiling and gun violence on the first anniversary of the verdict acquitting George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin. The crowd, led by Trayvon Martin’s parents, carried banners and chanted, “What do we want?... Justice. What do we want?… Justice.” According to CBS2 Los Angeles, the rally was organized by the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which states on its website that its purpose is to “create awareness of how violent crime impacts the families of the victims and to provide support and advocacy for those families in response...
  • Attorney for Trayvon Martin takes on Bellaire police shooting

    05/12/2014 6:50:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2014 | Brian Rogers
    Pastors, legislators and the civil rights attorney who represented Trayvon Martin's family against George Zimmerman last year vowed Monday to get justice for Robbie Tolan, the former minor league baseball player who was shot by a Bellaire police sergeant in 2008. "The Supreme Court said that this should go to a jury," lawyer Benjamin Crump told a crowd of more than 100 people at a press conference announcing he had been hired by Tolan and his parents. "If this could happen to a model family, like this, it could happen to anyone here." Tolan and his family, who are black,...
  • Arpaio Ready to Accept Racial Profiling Ruling: Documents

    04/15/2014 7:11:43 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 04/15/2014 | M. Alex Johnson
    The self-styled "toughest sheriff in America" is prepared to accept a federal judge's finding that he and his Arizona department racially profiled Latinos in violation of the U.S. Constitution, court documents showed Monday. Attorneys for Maricopa County submitted a draft "corrective statement" (PDF) in U.S. District Court in Phoenix acknowledging that the judge had found constitutional violations and stipulating that Joe Arpaio, the county's swaggering sheriff for more than 20 years, wouldn't appeal some of the findings. The turnabout is a dramatic one for the 80-year-old Arpaio, who's insisted that his department never racially profiled Latinos as illegal immigrants while...
  • The Progressive Mind, 140 Characters At A Time

    02/02/2014 6:19:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    That the media of old is dead comes as a surprise to no one. All pretense of objectivity is gone. When a media orgy breaks out over a progressive activist blogger with no journalistic background leaving the once-credible Washington Post to start a “news organization” that seeks resumes of like-minded progressives who “share our passion for fixing the news,” we can say without reservation that the media shark has been jumped. Oddly enough, I agree with the idea of “fixing the news,” though I suspect I disagree with progressives on how to do that. I’d re-impose standards and require objectivity....
  • HOLDER'S NEW SCHOOL DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES: STOP TARGETING MINORITIES

    01/08/2014 6:02:42 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    he Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules. Civil rights advocates have long said that a "school-to-prison" pipeline stems from overly zealous school discipline policies targeting black and Hispanic students that bring them out of school and into the court system. Attorney General Eric Holder said the problem often stems from well intentioned "zero-tolerance" policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems. Zero tolerance policies, a tool that became popular in the 1990s,...
  • U.S. acts to keep minority, disabled students out of jail

    01/07/2014 11:07:46 PM PST · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    (Reuters) - The Justice and Education departments unveiled guidelines on Wednesday to prevent schools from violating civil rights laws and keep students out of jail after data found minorities and the disabled were more likely than others to face discipline or arrest. Attorney General Eric Holder said the guidelines were aimed at giving direction to school law enforcement officers, protecting the civil rights of students, and keeping kids in the classroom.
  • Jindal: DOJ 'More Interested In Skin Color' Than Education

    01/08/2014 6:31:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jeryl Bier
    In November, the Obama Justice Department dropped a lawsuit aimed at stopping a school voucher program in Louisiana. The Louisiana Scholarship Program is intended to give students in failing public schools a chance to attend better schools, including private ones. Justice tried to block the program on the basis that it may have violated a 1975 federal desegregation order. The case began to heat up when Republican governor Bobby Jindal, joined by some parents of students (chiefly minorities) who had benefited from the voucher program, began a defense in the courts. Justice then filed a motion contesting the parents' standing...
  • Holder's New School Discipline Guidelines: Stop Targeting Minorities

    01/08/2014 3:11:18 PM PST · by EinNYC · 38 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    WASHINGTON The Obama administration is urging schools to abandon overly zealous discipline policies that civil rights advocates have long said lead to a school-to-prison pipeline that discriminates against minority students. The wide-ranging series of guidelines issued Wednesday in essence tells schools that they must adhere to the principle of fairness and equity in student discipline or face strong action if they don't. The American Civil Liberties Union called the recommendations "ground-breaking."
  • Putting the Chill on Discipline: Institutionalized Racism

    01/09/2014 4:37:38 AM PST · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    am thinker ^ | 1/9/14 | j robert smith
    The Associated Press, via Breitbart, reports that Attorney General Eric Holder wants public schools to back off zero tolerance policies that he alleges discriminates against minority students. Putting a chill on discipline and stymieing schools from ousting miscreants means lots of public schools -- particularly inner-city ones -- will do even less educating. Holder 's guidelines aim at halting "targeting minorities," but, practically, will accomplish defining deviancy downward yet again in urban minority-dominated schools -- that's mostly black and Hispanic kids from broken families and single-parent households. The A.G.'s guidelines are another tacit admission that there are enormous dysfunctions in...
  • OBAMA WANTS TO SUSPEND SUSPENSIONS

    01/09/2014 8:08:37 AM PST · by shortstop · 37 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/09/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Now the federal government wants to run the classroom. Not just what’s taught, who gets tested for what or what gets served for lunch, but who gets punished for what and how. Now Washington dictates on discipline. That was the clear word out of Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore yesterday as the attorney general and secretary of education announced new federal guidelines and mandates on school discipline. The goal? To disrupt the “school-to-prison pipeline” which Eric Holder and Arne Duncan say plagues our nation. Specifically, to eliminate what they call racial disparities in discipline. It turns out that black...
  • Experts slam DOJ letter telling schools to implement race-based punishments

    01/10/2014 9:47:53 AM PST · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10 Jan 2014 | Robby Soave
    Education experts decried a new memo from the Departments of Justice and Education that instructs public schools throughout the country to cease punishing disruptive students if they fall into certain racial categories, such as black or Hispanic. The letter, released on Wednesday, states that it is a violation of federal law for schools to punish certain races more than others, even if those punishments stem from completely neutral rules. For example, equal numbers of black students and white students should be punished for tardiness, even if black students are more often tardy than white students. (RELATED: DOJ to schools: It’s...
  • Education Experts Blast DOJ's Apparent Call For Race-Based System Of Punishment Of Schoolkids

    01/11/2014 10:07:00 AM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-11-2014 | Fox News
    <p>Attorney General Eric Holder recently made comments suggesting that Zero Tolerance policies in US schools place minority students at an unfair advantage.</p> <p>Education experts blasted a recent Department of Justice directive, which they say seems to advocate a racial quota system for punishing school kids for such transgressions as being late or chewing gum in class.</p>
  • Justice Department will revise its stance on racial profiling

    01/16/2014 5:28:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | January 16, 2014 | Staff
    Under pressure from civil rights groups and Congressional Democrats, the Justice Department will revise its stance on racial profiling, reports The New York Times. That revision will restrict officials from considering religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation in their investigations. The Justice Department has been working on the revision for several years. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder himself has spoken out about his intention to modify the Department's definition of racial profiling, including in a 2010 speech where he pledged to end racial profiling "once and for all." "Racial profiling is wrong. It can leave a lasting scar on...
  • Bill of rights to protect black shoppers from racial profiling at luxury retail stores

    12/10/2013 7:14:21 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 37 replies
    Daily News ^ | 12/9/2013
    Civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Al Sharpton and retail executives have hammered out a list of rules that will be tacked up inside stores to ensure that black shoppers will not be racially profiled and targeted just for buying a pricey item. Six weeks after the Daily News reported on a series of racial-profiling allegations from black shoppers, a coalition of high-end retailers and civil rights leaders came up with a “bill of rights” to protect customers from “shop-and-frisk” practices. The list was released to the media after getting final approval Monday morning at a meeting that included...
  • Rally For Gun Background Checks Quickly Becomes Pro-Gun Event (Mayors Against Illegal Guns)

    08/31/2013 11:38:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    WBNS-TV ^ | August 30, 2013 | Jim Heath
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) COLUMBUS, Ohio - It was a rally organized by gun-control supporters, but by the end, it looked more like an NRA rally. "As a gun owner, I'm a responsible person and I think it's responsible to ask to have all gun owners have a background check," said Blanche Luczyk. "It's just common sense. Any responsible person who is willing to take the ownership of a gun should be willing to have that background check." Luczyk was one of a half dozen members of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns who hosted the rally in the Arena District on Friday....
  • Racial Profiling Bill Gets Another Chance Because of Trayvon Martin (End Racial Profiling Act)

    07/30/2013 11:15:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | July 30, 2013 | Lauren Fox
    Trayvon Martin's father Tracy arrives at a Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys forum Wednesday, July 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill. Rep. Conyers, D-Mich., introduced the End Racial Profiling Act Tuesday, July 30, 2013, alongside longtime supporter Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.Democrats in Congress hope the Travyon Martin tragedy can help them accomplish something they have worked on for years to no avail: an end to racial profiling. "Trayvon is one of too many individuals across the country who have been victimized by a perception of criminality simply because of their race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. These individuals are...
  • Thanks, Chris Matthews, But You Can Keep It

    07/24/2013 8:25:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 7/23/13 | Hassan Nurullah
    I am sure there will be many commentaries from the right this weekend opening with Chris Matthew’s self-righteous apology on behalf of “all white people” for the incidents of racial profiling black men have had to endure in the United States. As a Christian American black man, I feel the need to respond individually to Mr. Matthews: You can keep it! I am not interested in empty gestures. “But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden.” Galatians 6:4,5 I...
  • Disobeying the Neighborhood Watch Rule to 'Stay In Your Car'

    07/24/2013 11:28:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    The polarizing racial and legal debate over George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida has been turned into a national political issue that's not going away anytime soon. President Obama's made sure of that in his public plea to the nation Friday to "do some soul-searching" over what led to the killing of this 17-year-old and whether we can "learn some lessons from this and move in a positive direction." I've been one of Obama's persistent policy critics from the beginning of his presidency. But I have to say I found his measured,...
  • Profiling

    07/24/2013 4:34:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    In the wake of the shooting of a Nazi officer, Police Capt. Louis Renault played by Claude Rains in the 1942 movie "Casablanca," ordered his men to "round up the usual suspects." Was Renault engaging in some sort of profiling? He may have been, but what is profiling? Let's look at it. We can think of profiling as a method to economize on information costs by using easily observed physical characteristics as a proxy for some other characteristic more difficult or costlier to observe. For example, say you seek to hire people to manually unload trucks containing heavy merchandise. I'm...
  • The President's Take on Race

    07/23/2013 6:03:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    President Obama rarely misses an opportunity to insert himself into an issue. Last Friday, he appeared in the White House press room to comment on the George Zimmerman verdict. The president said he could have been Trayvon Martin. Not likely, given his private schooling and the way he was fast-tracked to success. The president said the history of African-Americans partially explains the way many black people view the case. He spoke of blacks hearing car doors lock as they cross the street and of white women who clutch their purses tightly when a black person enters an elevator. Then he...
  • Racial Profiling in the Heartland (Indianapolis will profile this year's Black Expo)

    07/18/2013 10:48:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | July 19, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    Eric Holder is going to hate this. The same day the Attorney General was condemning the “underlying attitudes, mistaken beliefs and stereotypes” that create racial strife, the City of Indianapolis was implementing the single largest case of racial profiling in the history of this country. This Friday and Saturday night, the streets of downtown Indianapolis will be full from some of the 250,000 black people attending the annual Indiana Black Expo. Much like George Zimmerman knew that black people were responsible for a crime wave in his town, city officials “know” the Black Expo has a ten-year history of intense...
  • Black Dems ready racial profiling bill in response to Florida verdict

    07/17/2013 1:11:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/17/13 | Mike Lillis
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are readying a flurry of bills in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal on charges in last year’s fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. The lawmakers are drafting proposals intended to rein in racial profiling; scrap state stand-your-ground laws; and promote better training for the nation’s neighborhood watch volunteers, among other anti-violence measures. . . . Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), head of the CBC, decried “the presumption of guilt so often associated with people of color.” . . . [Rep. Frederica] Wilson said she’s also working on legislation offering financial incentives to states that repeal...
  • Zimmerman and Martin – who profiled whom?

    07/10/2013 10:30:40 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Why did the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case become a national obsession? After all, about 14,000 murders take place every year in America. In just one city, Chicago, President Barack Obama’s adopted hometown, murders are on pace to reach around 400, down 27 percent from last year but on par with 2011. In 2012, only 26 percent of homicides were “cleared,” meaning the case was closed, with or without the killer being arrested or charged. That Martin, a black person, was killed by Zimmerman, described as a white Hispanic, is rare. Most homicides are same-race crimes. Most black killers kill other...
  • Mayor Bloomberg on Stop-and-Frisk: ‘Disproportionately Stop Whites Too Much, Minorities Too Little’

    06/28/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Politicker ^ | June 28, 2013 10:07 am | Colin Campbell
    On the defense after the City Council passed a pair of bills designed to curb the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk tactic and other alleged abuses, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that his critics had it backwards when they accuse the police of stopping too many black and Latino men. In fact, he bluntly declared the opposite to be true if viewed through a lens of who commits murders. “I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little,” Mr. Bloomberg argued during his Friday morning WOR radio show with John Gambling. “It’s exactly the reverse of what they say....
  • Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to appeal ruling in racial profiling case

    05/25/2013 11:26:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2013
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that his agency systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people. Tim Casey, the lead attorney representing America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in the case, said an appeal of the finding that the agency racially profiles people was planned in the next 30 days. The decision by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in Phoenix backs up years of allegations from Arpaio’s critics who say his officers violate the constitutional rights of Latinos in relying on race...
  • Sotomayor cites Boston on perils of profiling

    05/03/2013 8:32:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2013 10:52 PM EDT | Dan Elliott
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Thursday the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings shows how difficult and sensitive the issue of racial profiling can be. Speaking with young students in Denver, Sotomayor noted that some people asked whether authorities had done enough to track the two suspects, both ethnic Chechens. “Is that profiling? Could be,” she said. “Is it something you just can't ignore? Maybe sometimes not.” …
  • Immigration bill bans racial profiling by federal law enforcement

    04/17/2013 1:21:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 17, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The immigration bill senators introduced Wednesday bans racial profiling by federal law enforcement officers in most routine encounters, such as traffic stops. Under current federal law and court precedents, racial discrimination is illegal — but there is no specific ban on racial profiling by federal officers. But buried inside the 844-page Senate immigration bill is a section specifically prohibiting the use of race or ethnicity as a factor in “routine or spontaneous law enforcement decisions, such as ordinary traffic stops.” Still, that language already represents a compromise. An earlier draft of the bill, reviewed by The Washington Times, had applied...
  • MSNBC Guest Says We Should Profile ‘White Men’ as School Shooters

    12/16/2012 9:05:46 PM PST · by massmike · 68 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 12/16/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    If you thought the Newtown, Connecticut shooting was one place where a refuge from racial politics could be found, you were deeply mistaken. At least one commentator on MSNBC is determined to bring the subject up. In a conversation on MSNBC’s Up With Chris Hayes, Salon columnist David Sirota argued that the discussion surrounding the shooting in Newtown has been spared a larger degree of ugliness by the fact that the shooter in this case – Adam Lanza – was a white man. However, Sirota did not see this as a positive. Rather, he saw it as evidence that America...
  • Trial sets off debate on racial profiling

    05/28/2012 1:28:55 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 24 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | January 21, 2000 | Steve Warmbir
    The buzzword in police stations and courtrooms this week is racial profiling -- the practice by police of stopping drivers based solely on the color of their skin. The issue has been spotlighted after a federal court judge asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Mount Prospectr police department of possibly racially targeting Hispanic drivers and violating their civil rights. The allegations of racial profiling arose during a trial in federal cour in which a former Mount Prospect police officer was awarded $1.2 million for being discriminated against. He was fired in 1995. The outcome has raised the...
  • Placing Black Hoodlums Above the Law

    04/13/2012 12:00:58 PM PDT · by massmike · 17 replies
    moonbattery.com ^ | 04/13/2012 | n/a
    As the railroading of George Zimmerman makes clear, we are all equal, but black hoodlums are a lot more equal than half-Jewish “white” Hispanics. They may soon become more equal still: When a 911 caller reported gunfire in the Ferndale community last month, he didn’t imagine that his description of the shooter would renew claims of racial profiling against the North Charleston Police Department. The resident, who is black, told a dispatcher that the gunman had dreadlocks in his hair, but in an interview Wednesday with The Post and Courier, he said it could have been “twists, braids or dreads.”...
  • Profiling

    03/28/2012 6:01:19 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    Right now, there isn't enough known about the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a black, by a 28-year-old part-Hispanic, during his neighborhood watch tour in an Orlando, Fla., suburb. If evidence emerges that Zimmerman's actions were not justified, he should be prosecuted and punished; however, there's a larger issue that few people understand or have the courage to acknowledge, namely that black and young has become synonymous with crime and, hence, suspicion. To make that connection does not make one a racist. Let's look at it. Twelve years ago, a black Washington, D.C., commissioner warned cabbies,...
  • Judges orders millions paid in NYC firefighter bias case

    03/09/2012 4:29:03 AM PST · by Abathar · 13 replies
    CNN.com ^ | Thu March 8, 2012 | Rose Arce
    (CNN) -- A U.S. district judge ordered New York City to pay $128 million in to firefighters who allege the city used an entrance exam that deliberately sought to keep African-Americans and Latino Americans off the force. The judge also ordered the FDNY to hire 293 black and Latino applicants. "It has been in the city's power to prevent or remedy the need for damages proceedings for a decade, and it has not done so," U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garufis said in his ruling on the class action lawsuit. He called it the "consequences of the city's decision to...
  • Minority Feelings and Violent Facts

    07/08/2011 11:20:24 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | John T. Bennett
    How did we reach the point where the only group whose feelings need to be consulted are minorities? Liberalism. Part of liberalism is the notion that minorities need special help, attention, and heightened sensitivity. Along with that, liberalism promotes white guilt and the peculiar desire to "help people" at any cost. The result is that the media gives credence and coverage to mere feelings when real people are being attacked. Of course, the worse the violence gets, the more sensitive we'll have to be. The flash mobs and mob attacks will require the utmost sensitivity from us, as they are...
  • VIDEO DEBATE: Airports Should Use Racial And Religious Profiling (49 percent says YES)

    12/01/2010 9:03:58 PM PST · by damonw · 7 replies
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 12/01/10 | Damon
    A group of six experts recently took on the subject of profiling at an Intelligence Squared U.S. event. It was three against three in an Oxford-style debate on the motion “U.S. Airports Should Use Racial And Religious Profiling". Before the debate, the audience voted 37 percent in favor of the motion and 33 percent against, with 30 percent undecided. Afterward, the group arguing for the motion had shifted the most minds — 49 percent of the audience said that “U.S. Airports Should Use Racial And Religious Profiling,” while 40 percent were against. Eleven percent remained undecided.
  • VIDEOS: Muslim Asra Nomani says U.S. Airports should use Racial and Religious Profiling

    11/30/2010 8:54:43 PM PST · by damonw · 5 replies
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 11/30/10 | Damon
    Asra Nomani argues that the Muslim Community has failed to police itself and that as a Muslim woman she reluctantly feels that it is necessary to use profiling. Nomani from The Daily Beast hits the nail on the head with one statement to CNN, which is that the current security situation is set up more to offend everyone equally than to actually catch terrorists. (continued)
  • Dept of Justice regularly supports “Mexican appearance” for border patrol stops

    08/25/2010 8:03:30 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 08/25/2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    When Eric Holder’s Department of Justice (DoJ) sued the State of Arizona to stop it from enforcing SB 1070 which was aimed at reducing the presence of illegal aliens within Arizona’s borders one of the arguments the DoJ did not offer was a concern that racial profiling would be used to harass people for looking Hispanic. Aside from the fact that racial profiling is specifically forbidden in the text of SB 1070 the DoJ did not use that line of argument because it would have been arguing against itself! In 1975 the Supreme Court ruled in U.S. v. Bribnoni-Ponce that...
  • 2 Latin American countries object to Arizona immigration law

    07/17/2010 6:57:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies · 1+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | July 14, 2010 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — Two more Latin American countries added their own objections Tuesday to Arizona's new immigration law. In legal papers filed in federal court, Luis Gallegos, the ambassador to the United States from Ecuador, said his country wants to join Mexico in the fight to convince U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton to block the state from enforcing the law. “Similar to Mexico, Ecuador has a substantial and compelling interest in ensuring that its bilateral diplomatic relations with the government of the United States of America are transparent, consistent and reliable, and not frustrated by the actions of individual U.S....
  • HECTOR MALDONADO FOR US SENATE IN MISSOURI--YOUR PAPERS PLEASE!

    07/13/2010 7:49:40 AM PDT · by jdirt · 12 replies
    July 13, 2010 | jd
    This year’s mid-term election will certainly be exciting as the conservative movement has put forth more genuine candidates than ever before. Washington DC needs new representatives that will really uphold the Constitution. People from all over this great nation have been coming forward to run for Congress and rid that place of the corruption and deal making that has become business as usual there for decades. One of these individuals is Hector Maldonado in MO. He treasures our freedom and is concerned with the way our country is going. As a first responder on 9/11/01, he witnessed the unthinkable and...
  • L.A. Vs. Arizona

    05/13/2010 5:34:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies · 2,003+ views
    Invstors.com ^ | May 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Illegal Immigration: Los Angeles' city council votes to boycott Arizona for its enforcement of existing federal law. No word yet on how China's human rights violations will be treated. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. The next time the Lakers play Los Suns in Phoenix, traveling fans are advised to bring their own snacks. The L.A. City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to economically boycott the state of Arizona for daring to protect its borders against the crime, violence and illegal immigration that recently took the life of an Arizona rancher and has made Phoenix the kidnapping capital of...
  • Do liberals really want to talk about 'racial profiling?' (How about affirmative action?)

    05/09/2010 8:16:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 972+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 09, 2010 | Russ Vaughn
    Do liberals speak out of both sides of their mouths? Most of you will answer correctly, "Only when their lips are moving," as we on the distaff side have come to know quite well. Liberal hypocrisy has become so commonplace that we only remark on it nowadays when it is so outrageous as to be truly offensive. Al Gore comes to mind. Over at National Review Online, Jonah Goldberg points out that all these liberals wetting their pants over the new illegal immigration legislation in Arizona might want to pause for a moment and look at the rather smelly mess...
  • Blame the White Man: Leftist racial profiling was thwarted again by reality

    05/04/2010 7:13:29 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 21 replies · 1,039+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2010 | Editorial
    There was no joy in liberal land when the prime suspect in the Times Square bomb plot turned out to be a Pakistani-American. The right-wing terrorist boogeyman vanished. Leftist racial and ethnic profiling failed again. The widely distributed videotape of a lighter-complected suspect near the attack scene - almost universally reported as a "white man" - raised expectations in some quarters that this could be the work of right-wing extremists, maybe even - oh dare it be hoped? - a Tea Party Republican.
  • Praising Arizona (In Border Battle)

    04/26/2010 5:02:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies · 1,113+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 26, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Immigration: Arizona moves to protect its citizens from a raging border war, and the administration and its activist supporters cry racism. Why is antelope protection more important than protecting American lives?
  • Groups accuse Zebulon police of racial profiling

    04/30/2010 2:00:14 PM PDT · by rhoda_penmark · 8 replies · 486+ views
    WRAL.com ^ | 04/30/2010 | WRAL.com and the Associated Press
    ZEBULON, N.C. — Three civil rights groups say police in Zebulon are targeting members of a Latino church outside town at traffic checkpoints. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, the N.C. Justice Center and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice have asked for records of traffic stops from Zebulon police and the Wake County Sheriff's Office dating back to 2006. They say they suspect racial profiling is at work. The groups say members of Iglesia de Dios "Catedral de Jesus" have complained that checkpoints have been going on during church services for months. White and black drivers are...
  • Lawsuits target AZ law amid calls for boycotts

    04/29/2010 6:47:32 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 408+ views
    hosted. ^ | Apr 29 | JONATHAN J. COOPER and PAUL DAVENPORT
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Anger mounted Thursday over an Arizona measure cracking down on illegal immigration as a police officer sued to challenge it, governors in Texas and Colorado weighed in to oppose such a law in their own states, and activists in Chicago chanted for a boycott outside an Arizona Diamondbacks game. The lawsuit from 15-year Tucson police veteran Martin Escobar was one of two filed Thursday, less than a week after Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill that critics claim is unconstitutional and fear will lead to racial profiling
  • Should race, ethnicity & appearance be used to determine which passengers to search? Poll

    01/08/2010 3:02:14 PM PST · by DBlake · 20 replies · 652+ views
    Youpolls ^ | 01-08-2010 | rasmussenreports
    59% Favor Racial, Ethnic Profiling For Airline Security...
  • Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship - no whites allowed

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