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Monday, July 03, 2006

Law enforcement in Amherst

How many more times are we going to see UMass cops (they are contracted by the state and can thus be considered “staties”) and Amherst cops harass our brothers and sisters before we create much more comprehensive, mandatory, intensive workshops for all police officers serving our community? When are we going to meet to discuss this issue and form a delegation, please? And when are we going to get a few more Spanish-speaking and non-Euro-American police officers? Unfortunately, you guys are taking profiling and discrimination to a new level and you have made the formation of an anti-racism committee an absolute necessity. Post comments on personal stories, times/places to discuss the issue in public, and whatever else is relevant.


  • At 2:01 AM , Blogger filhodanoite said...

    I am always harassed by those UMass and Amherst cops. They must be bored out of their minds and racist: a lethal combination, especially when a town that prides itself in being liberal and educated doesn't really give a damn. This is a racist country, a racist state, a racist town, and an especially racist moment in time. We need to get together and protect ourselves. We need more lawyers and jusges and policy makers that are not representing the elite and the white masses. Delegation in Amherst in certainly needed!


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