Tag Archives: racial profiling

Minneapolis Green City Councilor Cam Gordon working to lessen impact of police racial profiling

As reported by the Daily Minnesotan, Cam Gordon, the Green City Councilor representing District 2 in Minneapolis, has introduced a bill to repeal “lurking” and “spitting” as arrestable crimes.  Gordon is also working to obtain data from the city’s police force on the racial dynamics of policing in Minneapolis.

The Ward 2 Councilman wants to stop arrests for lower-level offenses like lurking or spitting.

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Miami-Dade Green Party: Keep racist Arizona-style immigration laws out of Florida

Miami-Dade Green Party via On The Wilder Side:

The Miami-Dade Green Party adds its voice to the growing coalition of groups and individuals standing in opposition to anti-immigrant bills that have been recently introduced in the Florida legislature. These bills–modeled after Arizona’s racist SB 1070 law—allow for racial profiling and if passed, will result in the separation of families while threatening to turn Florida into a pariah state.… Read more ...

PSL: ‘Corporate greed and racism created Arizona anti-immigrant law’

By: Frank Levine at PSLweb.org:

Private prison corporations sought increased profits for jailing allegedly undocumented immigrants

Arizona’s barbaric anti-immigration law SB 1070, now facing federal court challenges, was created to not only scapegoat immigrants, but also feed the boundless greed of capitalists. Private prison corporations and politicians worked hand in hand in the law’s creation as they drooled at the prospect of huge profits through the unjust detention of thousands of undocumented immigrants.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA update

From City Beat via Third Party and Independent Daily:

OH: City Beat Profiles Dan La Botz, Socialist Party Candidate for US Senate

As Republicans and Tea Party members continue to throw around the term “socialist” as a sort of epithet, LaBotz, a Clifton resident, is one of just three national candidates from the Socialist Party, and the only one running for a Senate seat.… Read more ...