By Kevin “Coach” Collins
When Eric Holder’s Department of Justice (DoJ) sued the State of Arizona to stop it from enforcing SB 1070 which was aimed at reducing the presence of illegal aliens within Arizona’s borders one of the arguments the DoJ did not offer was a concern that racial profiling would be used to harass people for looking Hispanic. Aside from the fact that racial profiling is specifically forbidden in the text of SB 1070 the DoJ did not use that line of argument because it would have been arguing against itself!
In 1975 the Supreme Court ruled in U.S. v. Bribnoni-Ponce that federal investigators could use “Mexican appearance” as a contributing factor to their decision to stop and question a person regarding that person’s citizenship status. A sharp contradiction Federal agency denials notwithstanding, the Department of Homeland Security, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, not only use “racial profiling” in their everyday … Continue Reading:Dept of Justice regularly supports “Mexican appearance” for border patrol stops