Law Forum : Mississippi African Americans besieged by illegal searches, ACLU lawsuit says

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Rights group paints devastating picture of systematic racial discrimination by the sheriff’s department of Madison County in a federal court complaint

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Betty Jean Tucker, a plaintiff in the ACLU’s case alleging racial discrimination by the sheriff’s department of Madison County. Photograph: ACLU of Mississippi

Black people in a racially segregated county in
Mississippi are living under a permanent state of siege, subjected to repeated unlawful and humiliating searches at police roadblocks, at pedestrian “checkpoints” and even in their homes, according to a class-action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

In a complaint lodged with a federal court on Monday, the ACLU paints a devastating picture of systematic racial discrimination by the sheriff’s department of Madison County. The nonpartisan group says the abuses have gone on for decades, in tune with a history of constitutional violations that can be traced in an unbroken line back to the civil rights era.

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/08/mississippi-african-americans-illegal-searches-aclu-lawsuit
 

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The only way to end this is to suit them into the stone age. This is how we got rid of stop and frisk in Detroit




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The only way to end this is to suit them into the stone age. This is how we got rid of stop and frisk in Detroit




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Did you not read the OP? "...The nonpartisan group says the abuses have gone on for decades.."
This is a Southern hick town and they will NEVER change IMHO. One more reason for AAs to stay
up North.
 

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