Skip to comments.Latino group: DuPage cops are targeting us
Posted on 03/01/2011 8:10:30 AM PST by moonshinner_09
A coalition of local Hispanic leaders is calling for an independent investigation to determine if racial profiling exists in DuPage County.
The group examined Illinois Department of Transportration statistics on traffic stops, which they say show police in some DuPage towns pulled over a higher percentage of minority motorists in 2009 than reflected in the racial makeup of their communities. What exactly are they looking for? said Cristóbal Cavazos, a coordinator with Immigrant Solidarity DuPage. I think us in the Latino community know very well what the police are looking for. Theyre targeting Latino drivers in this county.
The countywide racial profiling probe was among several requests Cavazos and others made during a Monday news conference outside the DuPage County sheriffs office.
The coalition also wants DuPage law enforcement officials to suspend so-called consent searches and require cultural competency training for police officers.
Poor relations between community members and law enforcement officers leads to feelings of distrust, anger and fear, said Cynthia Brito, a student and community activist who lives in Addison.
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They're looking for you because DuPage county was about as quiet, peaceful and orderly as they come before the 5 foot nothin' Oaxaca invasion.
Those numbers are way too low in my opinion. Some days I swear there must be 5.9 million loitering in the gas station parking lots on Cicero Ave. alone.
Hispanic is not a race.
Perhaps a Latino boycott of DuPage County would be in order. The police will be forced to see the light when every Wal-Mart, convenience store, gas station and ER is closed down from the lack of Latino patronage. < / sarcasm >
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