31 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pretextual Airport Stops

  Recently, while traveling from Washington D.C. to sunny Florida, Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) sent me to secondary inspection at the airport. Apparently, my bag had an object that they could not identify. They asked me to identify the object on the screen and I was baffled. It was deep in my 50 gallon […]

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10 June 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Are Credit Card Companies Racial Profiling?

Welcome the era of credit card profiling. Credit card companies once used data mining techniques to monitor credit transactions for theft. Now, though, they’re turning to such tactics to identify “risky” consumers and slap them with high interest rates and credit reductions. Not coincidentally, many of those consumers are black. A new report released by the Federal Reserve Board indicates that […]

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15 August 2009 ~ 0 Comments

My Name is Khan And Hence I was Detained

Imagine detaining Tom Cruise in Mumbai because his common name is on a list of common names allegedly associated with ‘terrorism.’ Shahrukh Khan is living a Kafkaesque nightmare — detained in New Jersey for his last name while he is in the United States shooting “My Name is Khan.” And ironically, he was detained because […]

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23 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

U.S. Government Wrongfully Detaining Citizens and Tourists

I came across an outrageous article today that reminded me of a caller I spoke to when I staffed the National Lawyers’ Guild 9-11 Hotline. He was a dual-citizen of Bulgaria and the United States who was apprehended by Homeland Security at the San Francisco Intl. Airport for practically no reason (His name was probably […]

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14 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

race is a proxy for 'illegal' presence

How ridiculous is it that the ICE is deporting US citizens in error?! How do you possibly goof-up like that? Read the article here I m just going to be blunt. I don’t see any white people mistakenly identified as “illegal” and deported to Europe! The victims of these egregious errors by the ICE are […]

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