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NC Sheriff Accused Of Discrimination And Targeting Of Latinos For Deportation

 

  • (North Carolina Assistant Attorney General Thomas E.) Perez suggested the actions of Johnson and his deputies were not only illegal, but impeded the ability of the Alamance officers to solve serious crimes by...making Latinos scared to call law enforcement.
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Sheriff Terry Johnson (R), of Alamance County, N.C., participates in a discussion on immigration October 12, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Center for Immigration Studies and the House Immigration Reform Caucus hosted the discussion with law enforcement agencies from local municipalities dealing with crime problems that are direct result from failure to control the border, and from lax enforcement of immigration laws. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

September 19, 2012 | A two-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that a North Carolina sheriff and his deputies routinely discriminated against Latinos by making unwarranted arrests with the intent of maximizing deportations.

In an 11-page report issued Tuesday, the federal agency said Alamance County Sheriff Terry S. Johnson and his deputies violated the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens and legal residents by illegally targeting, stopping, detaining and arresting Latinos without probable cause.

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