ACLU of Georgia report on racial profiling in Gwinnett County
via Azadeh N. Shahshahani:
Yesterday, the ACLU of Georgia released a report about racial profiling in Gwinnett County, entitled “the Persistence of Racial Profiling in Gwinnett: Time for Accountability, Transparency, and an End to 287(g).” The report, released on occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, discusses racial profiling in Gwinnett before and after the implementation of 287(g) and also looks at policies of the law enforcement agencies within Gwinnett in regards to stop and search data collection. The two major recommendation of the report are the end of 287(g) in Gwinnett and the passage of the anti-racial profiling legislation requiring comprehensive collection of stop and search data upon traffic and pedestrian stops, oversight, and training.
The report is dedicated to the Trail of DREAMS walkers who passed through Georgia and Gwinnett in early March and inspired us all with their courage.
- You can find the report here.
- Here is the link to a Huffington post article about the report.
- As well as a podcast about 287(g) and its impact on communities in Georgia, also released yesterday.