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Racial profiling has become the new buzz word in the debate over immigration policy. No one wants it, yet people on both sides of the issue accuse each other of doing it.
Armando Rodriguez Morales found himself and his wife stranded alongside the road in one of Mesa’s high-crime neighborhoods one night last week after being pulled over by a Gilbert motorcycle officer.
February 3, 2005
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's anti-illegal immigration patrols took center stage Thursday in federal court as a group of Latinos set out to prove that his deputies racially profiled them as part of a systemic policy of discrimination.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department hasn't ruled out filing a second lawsuit challenging Arizona's immigration law if evidence shows racial profiling at work, Attorney General Eric Holder says.
A federal judge won't allow a racial-profiling suit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to become a class action, for now.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio views the Aug. 21 court ruling denying class-action status for a racial-profiling lawsuit as a major victory.
The practice is called racial profiling. On streets and highways, it means cops are more likely to stop, and search, people of color than they are to stop and search white people. It is so much a reality in America that there’s even an acronym — DWB — for the imaginary offense of “driving while black.”
An Avondale man who was acquitted of a loitering charge is suing the state and the Arizona State University police officer who arrested him, alleging he was targeted as part of an official police policy of profiling blacks.
May 5, 2005
Criminal and traffic cases will be subject to dismissal if defendants can prove they are the victims of racial profiling, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers who accuse Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office of racial profiling are expected to rest their case Tuesday at a trial aimed at settling allegations over whether the lawman's immigration patrols disproportionately single out Latinos.
Upon viewing several TV shows developed on the basis of “profiling”, one would query the constant criticism directed at police profiling. Unless law enforcement witnesses the “smoking gun” or catches the perpetrator(s) walking out the door, most criminal investigations start with profiling, whether the ‘politically correct’ officials wish to admit it or not.
An attorney representing a Mexican visitor is asking a federal judge to block the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office from what he claims is racial profiling by agency deputies trying to enforce federal immigration laws.
Police officers worth their salt know that failing to read a defendant his rights or follow proper procedures in gathering evidence can get an otherwise solid criminal case thrown out of court. And the Arizona Supreme Court last week ruled that racial profiling can also poison a case.
PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys pushing racial profiling allegations against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office at a trial emphasized in written closing arguments that they believe the sheriff launched some immigration patrols based on racially charged citizen complaints that alleged no crimes.
Lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department again say a group of Latino plaintiffs failed to prove the sheriff or any of his deputies engaged in unconstitutional racial profiling.
Lawyers for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio face a Friday deadline for filing the opening brief in their appeal of a federal judge's ruling that limited the sheriff's immigration authority.
Charges of having a falsified driver’s license and no insurance were dropped Tuesday against a Mexican driver pulled over last month by a Gilbert police officer accused of racial profiling.
A federal judge hearing a racial profiling lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is twin sister to the president of a major pro-immigrant rights organization.
A Gilbert police officer accused of racial profiling last month after he had the car of a visiting Mexican family towed has a history of citizen complaints, including two other racial profiling claims.
Arizona’s Department of Public Safety has agreed to a series of changes in its operations to ensure motorists are not stopped and searched solely because of the color of their skin.
February 3, 2005
I’m surprised at the American people. After 9/11, everyone screamed racial profiling of Middle Easteners at airports; it wasn’t the Irish who did this. This resulted in creating Homeland Security and tighter security at airports and port of entries. We citizens get X-rayed, strip-searched in some cases and are only allowed to carry a certain amount of liquids waiting to board the plane in the name of a safe country.