Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Citizens Sue Border Patrol in Pacific NW; Racial Profiling Alleged

In Sanchez et al. vs. Border Patrol et al., filed in federal district court in Seattle on April 26, 2012, U.S. citizen plaintiffs allege illegal stops by the Border Patrol based on appearance.  From the press release: "[Plaintiff] Ernest Grimes is a resident of Neah Bay, a correctional officer at
Clallam Bay Corrections Center, and a part-time police officer.  In 2011
near Clallam Bay, a Border Patrol agent stopped the vehicle in which
Grimes was traveling, approached with his hand on his weapon, and yelled
at Grimes to roll down his window.  Without offering a reason for the
stop, the agent interrogated Grimes about his immigration status. 
Grimes, who is African American, was wearing