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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:28 PM

North Carolina town split over sheriff's treatment of Latinos

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-sheriff-20121124,0,2412259.story

North Carolina town split over sheriff's treatment of Latinos
By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times

...Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson's approach to fighting illegal immigration has raised tensions among Latinos in the community. A two-year investigation by the U.S. Justice Department, released in September, found that Johnson and his deputies had violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by engaging "in a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing against Latinos."

Federal officials recently canceled a federal-county immigration policing program, and the standoff is further dividing a community already split by the area's shifting demographics. Alamance County in 1990 had 736 Latinos, and whites made up 80% of the population. Latinos now number 17,000; whites have dropped to 66%.

The Justice Department report said Johnson supports "an egregious pattern of racial profiling." It said he referred to Latinos as "taco-eaters," ordered deputies to arrest Latino motorists in instances when other drivers only got citations, and once said Mexicans don't mind having sex with 12-year-old girls. Latinos have since held news conferences and rallies and faced off against residents who shout their support for the sheriff.

In a brief statement, Johnson denied any profiling or racist remarks. "The Obama administration has decided to continue to wage war on local law enforcement," he wrote.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:34 PM

1. LOL. Of course it's Obama's fault.

The old white southern sheriff begins his descent into extinction. boo hoo

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 12:44 PM

2. Taco eaters? That describes 98% of the populations in Texas, Arizona, California and the rest

of these states that we sometime call "United". This clown needs to stop living in Mayberry RFD

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Response to Tutonic (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 02:08 PM

4. tacos al pastor for sunday breakfast

good idea

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:44 PM

3. such proud small minded racists.

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