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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    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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    No matter. You have to fight until the end. You never know where you might end up. A friend was offered a good paying job in Mississippi. He drove around to look for suitable housing to move his family into. He was stopped several times by the cops. With a what you doing here boy?!!? He was told to go look on the other side of the tracks. He didn't even go back to the work site. He went str8 back to the airport




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    I cant imagine anyone looking for a job in Madison County... that would be like looking for trouble imo. Maybe other parts of
    Mississippi are ok. My ex wife was born in Macon Miss, and she told me that she grew use to the racism...hmm?
     
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    It was the norm. Like background noise.




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    Those that are opposed to stop and search in the hood don't live in the hood, period.
     
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