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David Harris Comments on Profiling Verdict Against Sheriff Arpaio on Public Radio's Fronteras Project

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June 17, 2013


Professor David Harris discussed the implementation of the verdict against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a case in which the court found that "America's Toughest Sheriff" and his department had used profiling to target Latinos in Maricopa County (Phoenix), Arizona.  The likely outcome will be the imposition of new rules and a monitor to oversee the department.  According to Harris, the Arpaio verdict will have significant national impact because, "this will be the case that people think of when they talk about limiting racial profiling in immigration.”

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