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  • Leila Pine
    Finally Border Patrol s racial profiling has been recorded on camera. Watch and listen to the video below. FYI - from folks organizing in michigan. danielle **
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2011
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      Finally Border Patrol's racial profiling has been recorded on camera.  Watch and listen to the video below.

      FYI - from folks organizing in michigan.

      November 29th

      Caught on Camera:                          Show Me Your Papers!

      Click for video: Border Patrol interrogates Jose, a US Citizen, for "suspicious behavior"

      Take Action: Tell Janet Napolitano to End Racial Profiling by Border Patrol

      Border Patrol: On guard against terrorists and smugglers...or hassling Latinos at your local Walgreens.  Whatever it takes to protect the homeland. 

      Jose Gonzalez is a US Citizen.  He was born in McAllen, Texas.  The closest he's come to even leaving the United States is the great view of Canada he has from his hometown of Detroit, Michigan.

      Last week, Jose decided to stop at the Walgreen's pharmacy.  For no reason at all, Border Patrol agents pulled a u-turn and staked out his car in the parking lot.  Afterwards, they followed him for several miles, pulled him over, and interrogated him about his citizenship.

      Jose showed them a valid driver’s license, and repeatedly explained to them that he is a US citizen. They refused to believe him, and instead kept interrogating him.

      Jose was quick on his feet, and caught most of the stop on video. Take a moment to listen to the Border Patrol as they explain Jose's suspicious behavior...talking on his cell phone. 

      That doesn't sounds like law enforcement. That's racial profiling.

      Take action today: Tell Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano that Border Patrol can't get away with racial profiling anymore.


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