Skip to comments.Civil rights group accuses Alabama of abusing Hispanics
Posted on 02/27/2012 5:13:59 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
MOBILE, Alabama (Reuters) - A civil rights group that sued the state of Alabama over an immigration law that is considered the toughest in the nation, said on Monday that it had compiled a list of what it called abuses against Hispanics since the law took effect last year.
The report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, titled "Alabama's Shame: HB56 and the War on Immigrants," recounts stories of alleged harassment against Alabama's Hispanics, both legal and illegal, culled from more than 5,200 hotline complaints fielded since September.
Alabama passed what is widely considered the nation's toughest anti-immigration law last June, requiring police to detain people they suspect of being in the country illegally if they cannot produce proper documentation when stopped for any reason, among other measures.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
Seems that these issues, such as the lady’s boss pointing the gun at her, is more a function of bad people than a function of a bad law.
Of course, I'm sure these all actually happened exactly as described by the "victims".
The SPLC has long taken leave of its senses, if it ever had senses. It certainly did so decades ago. Any issue that can be pimped into a sensation, it does so, blithely ignoring credibility questions (as unfortunately their audience also largely does).
F ‘em. All they gotta do is GO HOME! No nasty Gringos to worry about there.
Alabama is being a lot nicer than I would be.
The SPLC is a toilet that needs to be flushed.
If they are so miserable here they should move back to Mexico.
Has the State of Alabama abused any legal Hispanics?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.