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Racial Profiling

Diversity group eyes local anti-profiling ordinance

VALPARAISO | The city's Advisory Human Relations Council is exploring how to better track the number of minorities police are pulling over for traffic stops.

August 27, 2013 8:30 pm

Federal judge: Racial profiling possible in stings

CHICAGO | The chief judge of U.S. District Court in Chicago has questioned whether the federal government in a drug case racially profiled African-Americans and Latinos — raising a sensitive issue that has arisen in various forms nationwide for years.

August 01, 2013 7:45 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Me and my hoodie in a Hobart ’hood

PHIL WIELAND: Me and my hoodie in a Hobart ’hood

All the discussion of the February fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman reminded me of the time I was stopped by police for what my wife and I assumed was "suspicion of being black."

April 13, 2012 12:00 am

Judge rules against plaintiff in racial profiling suit

HAMMOND | A federal court judge tossed a civil lawsuit against two Lake County police officers accused of racial profiling and using excessive force, federal court records show.

February 14, 2012 7:00 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Immigration isn't a simple brown and white issue

YOUNG VOICES: Immigration isn't a simple brown and white issue

It's cold, wet, and there's no professional baseball being played outside here. Obviously, Indiana is not Arizona. Yet some Republican legislators want to try to make our laws similar.

March 07, 2011 12:00 am

Controversial legislation reignites immigration debate in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD | Whether the burden should be on state officials and local police to enforce immigration law is again being hotly argued in the Illinois General Assembly.  

February 28, 2011 12:00 am
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