Wednesday, October 14, 2009

ACLU report on racial profiling in Georgia

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU) has released a report on racial profiling in Georgia entitled: "Terror and Isolation in Cobb: How Unchecked Police Power under 287(g) Has Torn Families Apart and Threatened Public Safety"

The report paints a picture of the "human impact" of 287(g) and how 287(g) has adversely affected public safety in Cobb County.

People say 287(g) is attrition through enforcement; when in reality, 287(g) creates isolation through enforcement. It causes people to live in the shadows, to interact with mainstream society less, to lock their doors and stay at home, and certainly not learn English or assimilate. That’s of no benefit to anybody. -‐Jamie Hernan

Click here to read the ACLU report.

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