Rev Dr Jude


Condemn Racial Profiling!
April 28, 2010, 3:17 pm
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Dear friends,

Last week, Arizona passed a new law that makes racial profiling legal and, in effect, requires police to stop people based on their race and ethnicity.

Arizona’s new law, SB 1070, says that police must question anyone they have “reasonable suspicion” of being an undocumented immigrant.[1] Translation: police can now stop and harass people for no other reason than that they are brown-skinned or speak Spanish.

We’ve seen what it’s like when police treat an entire community of people as potential criminals because of how they look. It’s demeaning, and it actually makes communities less safe by sowing distrust between police and community members.[2,3,4]

However you feel about immigration, I hope we can all agree that racial profiling is wrong — period.

I’ve joined ColorOfChange.org and Presente.org in condemning racial profiling, no matter whom it targets. Will you join as well? It takes just a minute to send a message to Gov. Brewer of Arizona, President Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano. Click here:

http://www.colorofchange.org/sb1070/?id=2089-1083927

Thanks.

References

1. http://bit.ly/91L6mz
2. http://bit.ly/b9aYei
3. http://bit.ly/bpFiha
4. http://bit.ly/bUhlJa

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