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VIDEO: Sheriff Staton NO SHOW and the ICE Holds continue - Portland Oregon 12.17.12

A 17 minute out take montage of video footage of empty promises by Sheriff Staton regarding ICE (Immigration) holds. frustrated citizens beg for answers and the sheriff appears to only give lip service and then one week latter dodges the questions and the citizens at his office door.
Sheriff Staton No Show and the ICE Holds continue - Portland Oregon 12.17.12

 http://youtu.be/_CFxw_9EhbA (17 minute video)

This is a 17 min video montage of out-take video/footage from two days
[12.10.12 & 12.17.12]
Video footage of Sheriff Staston [and staff] - In their Portland Oregon office dodging questions by the community regarding the unsafe ICE (Immigration) holds that are adversely affecting the community that the sheriff serves. Very disappointing meeting(s) with more of dodging the questions rather than taking just actions, and all the while the office is, passing the buck, and ignoring the issue.

See new info postewd on Indymedia about the Sheriffs letter to Lars Larson and the City Council:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2012/12/420961.shtml#407853

More video footage and text can be seen here:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2012/12/420961.shtml#407853

homepage: homepage: http://www.joeanybody.com/id19.html


Racial Profiling tool kit advocacy info 25.Dec.2012 17:09

Kist

 http://www.rightsworkinggroup.org/sites/default/files/2012_RWGLegVisitsToolkitAdvDay.pdf

Download the full 2012 RWG National End Racial Profiling Advocacy Week Toolkit

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 http://www.rightsworkinggroup.org/sites/default/files/2012_RWGLegVisitsToolkitAdvDay.pdf

Policy Recommendations/Asks for members of congress
During your visits with congressional offices, RWG suggests that you make the following
recommendations to the congressional members and/or staff with whom you meet.

1. Congress should pass the "End Racial Profiling Act," establishing a federal ban on profiling
based on race, religion, ethnicity and national origin at the federal, state and local level.

2. Congress should pressure the Obama Administration to ensure that the Department of Justice's
2003 Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies is
strengthened to cover profiling based on religion and national origin, to close the loopholes that
allow for profiling at the border and in the name of national security, to cover law enforcement
surveillance activities, to apply anywhere federal agents act in partnership with state and local
law enforcement agents and to any agencies that receive federal funds, and to be enforceable.

If you wish to discuss immigration enforcement during your congressional visit, we recommend
that you ask:

Congress should work with the Obama Administration to eliminate Department of
Homeland Security programs that result in racial profiling—such as the 287(g) Program,
the Secure Communities Program and the Criminal Alien Program.
• Congress can legislatively repeal section 287(g) of the Immigration and
Nationality Act.

Policy Recommendations/Asks for members of congress
During your visits with congressional offices, RWG suggests that you make the following
recommendations to the congressional members and/or staff with whom you meet.RWG National End Racial Profiling Advocacy Week Toolkit - Page 3

• Congress can legislatively eliminate or restrict funding for the Secure Communities
Program, the Criminal Alien Program and other programs that utilize state and
local law enforcement agencies to conduct civil immigration enforcement.
• Congress can legislatively require the Department of Homeland Security to collect
data on state and local law enforcement agencies participating in 287(g), Secure
Communities, and the Criminal Alien Programs to determine the extent of racial
profiling in these jurisdictions.

If you do intend to raise immigration enforcement at your visits and would like additional
materials to leave behind, please contact:
Sameera Hafiz at  shafiz@rightsworkinggroup.org or
Aadika Singh at  asingh@rightsworkinggroup.org

 http://www.rightsworkinggroup.org/AdvocacyWeek2012/asks

The End Racial Profiling Act of 2011 (ERPA)
is federal legislation that would ban racial profiling across the United States.
ERPA was introduced in the House by Representative John Conyers (D-MI) and in the Senate by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) in 2011.
ERPA takes these steps to ban racial profiling:

Makes it unlawful for federal, state, local, or Indian tribal law enforcement to profile based on race, religion, ethnicity or national origin;

Creates a private right of action for victims of profiling, which would allow individuals who believe they have been subject to racial profiling to sue the agent or agency they believe to have violated ERPA;
Allows the U.S. Attorney General to withhold grants from state law enforcement agencies that are not complying with ERPA;
Requires training on racial profiling for law enforcement agents;
Requires data collection and monitoring mechanisms such as complaint processes; and
For the first time, ERPA prohibits racial profiling in the context of law enforcement surveillance activities.


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