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Gov't [Holder's DOJ] Finds Police Discrimination
MyFoxDetroit ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 12/19/2011 3:37:49 PM PST by La Enchiladita

The U.S. Justice Department issued a scathing report Monday that chronicles what it says are numerous violations of the civil rights of Latinos by the police department in East Haven, Conn.

The rebuke of East Haven police was released just a week after the Justice Department blasted the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona for unlawfully discriminating against Hispanics.

The federal government also said last week that it has concerns about discrimination in the Seattle Police Department in a report that found its officers have engaged in a pattern of unconstitutionally using excessive force during arrests.

The Justice Department's report says that a two-year investigation revealed that the East Haven Police Department disproportionately targeted Latinos for traffic stops and uncovered serious incidents of abuse of authority and retaliations against individuals who criticized the department's practices against Hispanics.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; arpaio; doj; entitlement; holder; illegals; latinos; mexico; sb1070; sheriffjoe; thomasperez
Thomas Perez, the fiery head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, announced Monday's report.

...The Justice Department's recent reports on police discrimination against Latinos have come as the Obama administration is suing several states over their tough new immigration laws.

I learned of the name Thomas Perez this morning when Sheriff Joe Arpaio was being interviewed on Larry Elder's radio show. Sheriff Joe says Perez has about 20 lawsuits versus police departments around the country in progress.

Are these the kinds of Latinos who would make good citizens, or who even want to become citizens, who believe our laws should not be enforced against them as they are against all others?

1 posted on 12/19/2011 3:37:53 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

2 posted on 12/19/2011 3:45:20 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: La Enchiladita; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; ...
Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

3 posted on 12/19/2011 3:45:51 PM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from my back porch...)
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To: Old Sarge

Great one, Sarge!
And spot on....


4 posted on 12/19/2011 3:47:30 PM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from my back porch...)
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To: La Enchiladita

Eric Holder isn’t funny anymore.


5 posted on 12/19/2011 3:54:16 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Romney/Brown 2012. Yeah, I know. Can we get real now?)
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To: La Enchiladita

He’s not “fiery”, he’s just a jerk with a temper and no self-discipline. I hate when “fiery” is used as some euphemism for what is just juvenile bad temper and lack of self-control. As it would be when a white male conservative acts like that-like McCain.


6 posted on 12/19/2011 3:55:23 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: La Enchiladita

Some of my minority Co-workers don’t have problems with the Police. Coincidentally they don’t break the law.

The local CBS affiliate did a story on this and interviewed the current mayor, who mentioned the pesky fact that the report didn’t cite one single specific instance of discrimination.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2822575/posts


7 posted on 12/19/2011 4:49:23 PM PST by matt04
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Some of my minority Co-workers don’t have problems with the Police. Coincidentally they don’t break the law.

Imagine that?! If you're not breaking any laws and not planning to, nothing to worry about!!

The police DO discriminate against scum, of whatever color or ethnicity or nationality. THAT is their job and thank God for it; not that today's DOJ would agree....

8 posted on 12/19/2011 4:56:13 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Newt says amnesty isn't amnesty.)
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To: La Enchiladita

The Lefties just want a lawless society that weakens Americans’ hold on their own country so they can assume ever more power and wealth.


9 posted on 12/19/2011 8:01:48 PM PST by Crucial
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