Skip to comments.Spain police accused of rampant racial profiling by Amnesty International
Posted on 12/14/2011 11:49:04 PM PST by Arthurio
MADRID Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Spanish authorities of using racial and ethnic profiling, with police singling out people who are not white in order to meet quotas.
In a new report, the human rights group said some police stations in Madrid have weekly and monthly quotas for ID checks and detentions of immigrants not carrying residency papers or work permits, encouraging officers to target people belonging to ethnic minorities, even if they are living legally in Spain as residents or are citizens.
People who do not look Spanish can be stopped by police as often as four times a day, said Izza Leghtas, the Amnesty researcher who investigated and wrote the Spain report. The group said African and Latin American immigrants both legal and illegal are most frequently targeted by officers who demand their IDs in neighborhoods with heavy immigrant populations, on public transportation and in parks.
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Even if? I wonder how many illegals they catch doing this.
Maybe they're affraid that profiling works and so it must be stopped.
What some call "profiling" might also be known as "description of the suspect".
They need to stop and frisk more old incontinent ladies in wheelchairs.
And here in the United States, it's "racial profiling" if people that DO 'look Spanish' are stopped by the police.
Pretty much damned if you do, damned if you don't... right A.I.?
The only think I need to know is that the accusation comes from Amnesty International.
The Mexicans (mestizos) in the US do not “look Spanish”.. They look much more like Indians.
AI and the Washington Compost, two boys who constantly cry wolf.
Otherwise known as “Doing their Jobs”
Hmmm.. Didn’t know Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were that hard up.
And affirmative action differs from profiling - how?
We visited Israel (we are NOT Jewish) this past Spring. Going through the airport in Tel Aviv, my wife and I asked ourselves: “Where are the lines of people being frisked, sexually assaulted, x-rayed, eyed over and over again by suspecting government agents?”
The process going into the country and leaving was quick and it was painless.
We had to wait hours for our plane in the airport after having cleared passport control. We heard no blaring messages that any packages left unattended were going to be blown up and that sort of thing. In fact, we were even able to do some napping in the airport on comfortable lounge chairs.
Does anyone want to guess what made it such a pleasant experience for foreigners never having been to that country before? PROFILING.
The knew we were not terrorists. They knew it 10 minutes after we purchased our ticket on El Al.
Our political correctness will kill our country. And, by the way, no one here buys this political correctness BS that Obama and his socialists are pushing through.
Americans, wake up and vote the bas*ard out!
Watching Mexican TV and seeing the ruling elite there you'd think the country was full of white people. Interesting how that is with the La Raza attitude that the US whites are the evil land thieves.
If you want to catch fish...you throw your hook where the fish are swimming.
What? Hispanics profiling people who aren’t white? How confusing to the existing, convoluted order within the United States of PC, which seems to hold that Hispanics are a race in and of themselves, that is oppressed by white people.
Seriously, though, if an identifiable group has exhibited behavior that is illegal and destructive, it’s reasonable to “profile” to an extent. Refusal to do so is to at least partially blind oneself to the illegal and destructive behavior exhibited by that group.
Group assessments, especially negative ones, run counter to the individual rights enshrined in our Constitution, however, so it is a point of controversy and justifiably so.
If it looks like a steak, grills like a steak, and tastes like a steak..........then it must NOT be a steak. Our country has put political correctness above common sense. Israel is smart enough to not want planes & people to be blown up. They could care less about PC. And therein lies the problem..............and it is also one of multiple reasons why many liberals are abandoning many of their beliefs & coming over to the conservative side.
So, I guess you could say that out of foolishness comes some good.
I’ve met a lot of Mexicans who look like Spaniards and I don’t even know they’re Mexican until they tell me. There are numerous examples with prominent celebrities like Joan Baez and Selena Gomez. If you watch the Mexican film “Pan Labriyth”, it makes place in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, with all the Mexicans playing Spaniards. I haven’t heard anyone claim “the characters don’t look spanish, they look like Indians”. I have italian family members that look darker than a lot of Mexicans. It’s funny to watch some white-skinned mexican scream about “brown power”. They have much more European ancestry than they want to admit.
“The process going into the country and leaving was quick and it was painless.”
I suspect that they figured out that you guys were Christians. Now, if you had been Jews from New York, they would have (or should have) thrown you guys into the same bunch as the Muslims, as your kids likely would have been OWS types.