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Wed Dec 6, 2017, 06:36 PM

ACLU: New Mexico deputies kept pulling over black US agent

Source: Associated Press


Russell Contreras, Associated Press
 Updated 4:07 pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A black female federal immigration agent on assignment in New Mexico was repeatedly pulled over by sheriff's deputies — and twice by the same deputy — with no probable cause, according to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico.

The group filed a lawsuit Tuesday in state district court on behalf of Sherese Crawford, 38, against the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department stemming from three traffic stops that the ACLU said amounted to racial profiling.
 
Crawford, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation agent, was first stopped in April on suspicion of driving a stolen car but was actually driving a rental car provided by her agency, the lawsuit said.

Later that month, Bernalillo County Sheriff's Deputy Patrick Rael then pulled her over for tailgating, the lawsuit said. When he examined Crawford's license, court documents said he recognized her name and asked her if she had been pulled over the week before. Rael said he remembered Crawford's name because an officer also with her federal agency and sheriff's deputy present at the first stop had said that she had an "attitude," according to the lawsuit.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/ACLU-New-Mexico-deputies-kept-pulling-over-black-12409876.php

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Reply ACLU: New Mexico deputies kept pulling over black US agent (Original post)
Judi Lynn Wednesday OP
TygrBright Wednesday #1
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 06:48 PM

1. There may be some decent human beings in the Bernallilo Sheriff's Dept.

But so far stringent searching has failed to reveal themselves.

Not surprising.

If I worked with assholes like that I'd keep a very low profile, too.

The only thing you can say for BC Sheriff's Dept is they're better than ABQ police.

A little.

disgustedly,
Bright

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 06:50 PM

2. I've not heard this on Albuquerque news

I have heard this, quoted from the linked article:

"The lawsuit comes as the Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputies who patrol the state's largest metro area in and around Albuquerque have been involved in nine shootings in a four-month period, spurring criticism from civil rights groups and activists.

Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales also has drawn criticism for saying that no one has provided him with data showing that body cameras on deputies make the community safer.

He said last month that he won't require his deputies to wear them because he said the media would use the footage to criticize the officers."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 06:54 PM

3. The old DWB offense

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 6, 2017, 08:14 PM

4. Can you spell racial profiling? nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:05 AM

5. I won't claim to know shit from shinola about BCSD ...

But is it perhaps possible it's a little LESS the fact that she's black ... as it is that she's part of Trump's ICE blackshirt brigade?

Not really seeing a 'good guy' to glom onto here, put it like that.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:11 AM

6. wrong

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 08:16 AM

7. Racial profiling is wrong whoever it is aimed at.

How would the deputy have known she was with ICE when she was driving a rented car?

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:31 AM

8. No, they are on Trump's side...this is about her being Black and having an 'uppity' attitude.

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