Don't Put the Cuffs On, It's Only Ranchera Music

There was some great Phoenix television of the ACLU lawsuit against anti-immigrant crusader Sheriff Joe Arpaio for racial profiling of Latinos in his so-called "crime suppression sweeps." In one clip, Manuel Nieto talks about what it felt like to see his son and daughter - both U.S. citizens - be harassed by police right in front of the family auto repair shop because they were listening to music in Spanish.

In another video, ACLU of Arizona Executive Director Alessandra Soler-Meetze talks about the illegality of stopping people for no other reason than the color of their skin.


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I live in CA and have white skin I am constantly teased by Latino's who speak poor English about my Skin color. My house was broken into by an Illegal imigrant last month he was stopped by police but before he got very far. Now I heard he is working as a grounds keeper in the area. My question is why are we harassing citizens and those who do break the law are alowed to stay?

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