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NY Times Investigation: Police in 4 States Stop Black Drivers Disproportionately

A fascinating New York Times investigation was published yesterday and fleshes out the “driving while black” meme about racial profiling with systematic data. In the four states in which car search data is systematically, tracked, the Times reports that black drivers are stopped disproportionately often, even though officers are more likely to find illegal material […]

Tucson and Phoenix Hold More Rallies Against SB 1070 May 5

The Arizona protests that began in earnest during the last week of April show no sign of abating in the first week of May. April saw the passage of SB 1070, a new state law that violates the 4th Amendment by requiring police to search and seize citizens’ and legal residents’ papers without probable cause, […]

Shirts of Resistance to SB 1070

If Arizona declares that all people who look like they might be illegal immigrants must be sent to detention camps, then we can all wear tshirts declaring that we’re illegal immigrants – or that we look like them. […]

Papiere Bitte! Police State Policy in Arizona Comes Exclusively from Republicans

Over the past few days, I’ve been looking at “Tea Party” organizations across America and finding (link | link | link | link) two components of the movement sitting so oddly side by side. On the one hand, Tea Party leaders cry loudly about their commitment to the Constitution. On the other hand, Tea Party […]