Racial Profiling Difficult To Prove, Experts Say

Legal experts warn that lawsuits claiming racial profiling by police officers are difficult to win.

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    The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • Gun bill’s failure may help immigration legislation
    Here’s an odd political reality: The collapse of the gun bill in the Senate last week may well make the passage of immigration reform legislation slightly easier. “I think the continued intensity of the dysfunction of Congress on this [gun] vote will help immigration,” Democratic pollster John Anzalone said. More
  • Senator Says Boston Bombing Should Be Factor in Immigration Debate
    Senator Charles E. Grassley said, “Given the events of this week, it’s important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration system.” More
  • Court Rules Warrants Are Needed to Draw Blood in Drunken-Driving Cases
    The fact that alcohol dissipates from the bloodstream over time does not by itself allow the police to take blood over objections, the Supreme Court ruled. More
  • The medical schemes probe: How racial discrimination denialists get it wrong
    Medical schemes may be hard-pressed to convince a court that the way they are dealing with fraud, waste and abuse by medical practitioners does not constitute unfair racial discrimination.
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  • Students push for police reforms on Vermont college campuses
    Policing looks different on the three campuses examined by VTDigger: UVM has a full-fledged force, staffed by more than 30 armed officers, while Middlebury and Bennington don’t employ officers ...
    01/18/2021 - 3:54 am | View Link
  • BART Vows to Improve Racial Disparities in Policing After NBC Bay Area Report
    California’s Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA), passed by the ... for removing passengers from trains if they cannot prove they paid the required fare. As documented in episode 4 of ...
    01/17/2021 - 12:56 am | View Link
  • Turning the Mic Around on Jane Lindholm, VPR's Most Recognizable Voice
    You would never have known by listening to her crisp, assured voice on Vermont Public Radio that Jane Lindholm was hosting "Vermont Edition" from ...
    01/13/2021 - 2:04 am | View Link
  • Iowa Gov. asks for full-time learning during Condition of the State address
    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says she will ask lawmakers to immediately send her a bill to sign into law that will require schools to offer parents the option of having their children in classrooms full ...
    01/12/2021 - 2:24 pm | View Link
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