By Latina Staff | 10/03/2013 - 17:02
Racial profiling again, Sheriff? Guess we'll have to keep a close eye on you!
According to Fox News Latino, a federal judge ordered on Wednesday that Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio be appointed an independent monitor and a community advisory board to ensure that Arpaio is complying with constitutional requirements, after finding his office engages in racial profiling.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/27/2013 - 09:30
A federal judge ruled that Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office has profiled Latinos in routine patrols for undocumented immigrants. According to BBC, the self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” was sued by a group of Latino drivers who claimed that the 80-year-old’s deputies relied on race when choosing whom to stop during patrols.
By Samantha Leal | 08/13/2012 - 09:57
More than 30 federal officers say that a program at Logan International Airport in Boston intended to spot potential terrorists has become rife with racial profiling, targeting minorities including blacks and Hispanics, says The New York Times.
By Samantha Leal | 04/30/2012 - 16:12
Border problems… at the northern border? Yep. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint against the U.S. Border control after two Latinos and a black man were "unjustifiably" stopped in Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula, an area close to Canada, reports Reuters. The complaint was filed in Seattle on Thursday.
By Adriana Rivera | 06/16/2011 - 09:00
Latinos are being targeted by the TSA and other airport security at Newark Liberty International Airport.
According to New Jersey’s Star-Ledger newspaper, a recent TSA report stated, “Mexican and Dominican passengers were singled out for scrutiny of their travel documents as an easy way to drive up the number of referrals by Newark's (behavior detection officer) unit so that it would appear productive.”
By Mariela Rosario | 04/20/2010 - 16:30
Since when is John McCain a hard line conservative Republican? Though he was once known as a "maverick" it looks like these days, McCain is drinking the right-wing Kool-aid (or maybe it's just too much tea time with Sarah Palin)? Either way, McCain took to Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor to address the incredibly stringent new immigration laws that were recently passed in Arizona.