Racial Justice Project

Why Did the Government Send Immigration Agents to Arrest (And Kill) A U.S. Citizen?

Why Did the Government Send Immigration Agents to Arrest (And Kill) A U.S. Citizen?

2015-04-29 00:00:00

Against a backdrop of a now-familiar litany of acts of violence by the police against African Americans nationwide, the ACLU of Michigan is compelled to raise questions about the killing of 20-year-old Terrance Kellom (pictured) by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent in Kellom’s Detroit home.

Foremost among those questions: Why was ICE involved in non-immigration law enforcement activity?

Shoshana Speaks: Mom Who Was Wrongly Arrested, Strip-Searched Tells of Ordeal

Shoshana Speaks: Mom Who Was Wrongly Arrested, Strip-Searched Tells of Ordeal

2015-04-22 00:00:00

It’s almost four years from the day I was forced off an airplane in Detroit, held for hours in a cell, strip-searched, and interrogated without explanation. Yet when I talk or think about the incident, it is fresh enough that I can still feel the horror, confusion, and anger that consumed me that day. Sometimes it seems so surreal that it happened to me. Other times I intellectualize it and know that this happened because our system has flaws.

The Killing of Aura Rosser: Calling for Independent Prosecutors

The Killing of Aura Rosser: Calling for Independent Prosecutors

2015-04-01 00:00:00

Much of the recent outrage about police violence directed against the black community is about the lack of consequences for the culpable officers. For many, assertions that the circumstances of certain police crimes don’t satisfy legal requirements for prosecuting the officers provide little comfort in the face of what sometimes seems like a calculated campaign of racial violence by the law enforcement community.

In addition, any perception by the law enforcement community that officers can engage in misconduct with impunity does little to deter these crimes.

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April 22, 2015 Racial Justice Project
It’s almost four years from the day I was forced off an airplane in Detroit, held for hours in a cell, strip-searched, and interrogated without explanation....
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