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Links 1 through 4 of 4 by Latoya Peterson tagged policeharassment

"But neighbours say police frequently hassle immigrants for no reason at all. 'This is a reaction to the police's habit of illegally rounding up immigrants and checking people's papers on grounds of race,' said Olmo Calvo, a photographer at Diagonal, a leftwing bi-monthly newspaper based in LavapiƩs."

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"The report details a record of discriminatory policing, with a ratio of arrests of blacks to whites standing at nearly 16 to 1. Calls for police assistance by non-English speakers often went unanswered."

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"A recent article in The Times about the heavily minority neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn, reported that police officers logged nearly 52,000 stops within eight odd blocks over the last four years. A 26-year-old legal assistant with no criminal record who grew up in the area said that he had been stopped 30 or 40 times.

"According to a Times analysis of reports filed by officers, less than 9 percent of the stops in the neighborhood were made because the person fit the description of a suspect. In about half the stops, the officers listed 'other' or cited 'furtive movement,' a catch-all category that can be used to mask harassment."

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A lawsuit filed by the former police chief of the posh St. Louis suburb of Ladue claims he was pressured to pull over blacks and set ticket quotas for out-of-towners, but be lenient with the town's residents, even those who drove drunk. When he refused to go along, he was fired, Larry White said. His suit filed Monday in St. Louis County Circuit Court seeks unspecified damages. It names the city, Mayor Irene Holmes and members of the city council.

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