October 29, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Tuesday ordered Maricopa Country sheriff Joe Arpaio to undergo the same training as his deputies to assist in the prevention of racial profiling and unlawful detention in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) as part of the ...[read more]
August 16, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The FBI, US Attorney General for the Eastern District of Missouri Richard G. Callahan and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Molly Moran on Friday released a statement announcing the next steps in the federal civil rights investigation into the recent killing of ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by G. Redd
Stop, Question and Frisk is a proactive policing program, in which police officers use personal discretion in detaining individuals based on suspicion of felonious behavior. Recent claims of prejudice raised against the New York City Police Department are rooted in substantive law passed during ...[read more]
September 20, 2013
by Addison Morris
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday accused governmental surveillance centers of invasion of privacy and reliance on racial and religious profiling in their Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and urged the centers to adopt stricter standards of reporting. Commonly known as " ...[read more]
May 27, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona ruled Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department engaged in unconstitutional racial profiling during the execution of immigration patrols. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) originally gave the Maricopa ...[read more]
September 27, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday urged the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop delegating federal immigration authority to state and local law enforcement agencies, claiming this leads to racial profiling. Specifically, the ACLU contends that the 287(g) ...[read more]
July 22, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On July 22, 2009, the Immigration Justice Clinic at the Cardozo School of Law reported that federal immigration agents conducting home raids have committed numerous constitutional violations. The report found that since 2006, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents routinely entered ...[read more]
June 29, 2012
by Max Slater
Maricopa County, Arizona, asked a judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Thursday to dismiss the county from a lawsuit brought by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for alleged racial profiling. The county argued that it should be dismissed from ...[read more]
May 18, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Azadeh Shahshahani, Director of the National Security/Immigrants' Rights Project at of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, says that Georgia HB 87, which requires residents to carry proof of citizenship, has negatively impacted both the state's economy and ...[read more]
May 13, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On May 13, 2011, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed HB 87, an "Arizona-style" anti-illegal immigration bill, into law. Governor Deal's signature followed the Georgia General Assembly's approval of the measure the previous month. Like Arizona's controversial SB 1070, HB 87 also authorizes police ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.