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

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July 17, 2008

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.