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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

N.C. Sheriff Terry Johnson On Trial For Racial Profiling

Justice Department officials say Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson illegally targeted Latino drivers and detained people without probable cause. Johnson's attorneys say the charges are baseless.

A local sheriff in North Carolina is on trial over racial profiling. The Federal Justice Department says Sheriff Terry Johnson violated the constitutional rights of Hispanic citizens and legal residents. He's accused of detaining and arresting people without probable cause, including at traffic stops. Johnson's attorney say these charges are baseless. North Carolina Public Radio's Jessica Jones reports.

JESSICA JONES, BYLINE: Sheriff Johnson's trial is being held in a courtroom in a federal building in the middle of Winston-Salem. TV trucks idle outside on the curb. During a lunch break, Yajaira Cuevas is sitting on a bench across the street unwrapping a boxed salad.



Anonymous said...

Racial profiling is wildly accurate.

Anonymous said...

He is on trial for enforcing the laws protected by the Constitution of the United States of America by a radical fringe Department of Justice led by the Communist Eric Holder.

Anonymous said...

Wildly accurate? Please explain?

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Holder's Justice Dept actively discourages pursuit of crimes where the victim is white. So, basically, criminals who target whites get a free pass. Gotta love the hypocrisy.