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U.S. Citizens Detained for Speaking Spanish Sue Border Patrol

"It's unconstitutional to detain people just because of their language, accent, or color of their skin," says the ACLU.

ACLU

Ana Suda and Martha Hernandez, American-born Latinas, are suing US Custom and Border Protection (CBP) officers for racial profiling.

They were detained at a gas station convenience store in Havre, Montana, last year, by an officer who asked the women where they were born after hearing them speak Spanish.

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Baltimore Ends Prosecuting Marijuana Cases

More than 90 percent of cases were against Blacks.

Marilyn Mosby, the state's attorney for Baltimore, said on Tuesday that she would stop prosecuting marijuana possession cases regardless of quantity or prior criminal record.

Mosby also urged state legislators to support a bill allowing her to vacate almost 5,000 criminal convictions, including corrupt police cases.

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Police Investigate Teen's Threats to Lynch N*****s in Racist Snapchat Video

NAACP says: While the state has hate crime laws, they're not often enforced.

A white teen, social media identified as a student at Southington High School in Connecticut, made a racist video that included threats of lynching Black people and claims that he "hung 12 Black men from a tree just this night."

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ACLU Slams Trump for Plans to End Birthright Citizenship

Trump continues to pander to his base before midterm elections.

REUTERS

President Trump said that he plans to sign an executive order to end birthright citizenship to children born in the United States to non-citizens and undocumented immigrants. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said it's an attempt to "fan the flames of anti-immigrant hatred" before next week's midterm elections.

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Voter Registration Deadline for 15 States Today

"Do not assume you are properly registered to vote," warns activist Shaun King.

REUTERS

"Do not assume you are properly registered to vote," warned Shaun King repeatedly. His wife went to vote with her registration card in her hand, and they said she couldn't vote. King said some of the reasons that people are being turned away are nefarious.

Fifteen states close registration today, including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. States that do not have online registration: Arkansas, Michigan, Mississippi, and Texas.

A list of every state's deadline and links to each state's voting requirements was published by the New York Times.

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Moving While Black: 'They think I'm stealing, I've been hearing this for 40 years,' Says Karle Robinson​

After Robinson filed a complaint, the police chief gave the excuse that they recently had car break-ins and were on high alert.

Karle Robinson, 61, a retired Army vet was finally living his dream — moving to the countryside. He bought a home in Tonganoxie, Kan., and had almost finished a grueling 12-hour move back in August, in the early hours of the morning, when police showed up, shined flashlights, and asked him to prove he lived there and cuffed him.

Welcome to the neighborhood.

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White Male Candidate in Georgia Suppressing Black Votes for Black Woman Challenger by (Ab)using People with Disabilities

Stacey Abrams' opponent is afraid to compete fairly, so his buddy is orchestrating a move so offensive it's hard to believe, even for a red state.

Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp

UPDATE: Aug. 24, 2018 at 10:15 p.m. ET

On Friday, a Georgia elections board blocked a bid to close most polling places in Randolph County, a predominantly Black county, after critics called it a blatant attempt to undercut Stacey Abrams, who could become the country's first Black woman governor.

The ruling was a win for Abrams' campaign, which aims to turn out more rural Black voters.

Abrams released the following statement:

"Today is a triumph, not just for the people of Randolph County, but for every Georgian. In a predominantly Black, rural community, where public transportation is severely lacking, asking voters to travel up to 30 miles to access the ballot box would have been antithetical to our democratic values.

"I applaud Randolph County on its decision keep all nine of its polling locations open—and I recommit to ensuring that all eligible Georgians in every region of our state have access the ballot box, to cast their votes and make their voices heard."

ORIGINAL STORY

In less than 12 weeks, a historic midterm election will take place in Georgia. Black people may be kept from voting by Republicans who fear that a Black governor will be elected.

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Former Federal Air Marshals Say They Were Told to Target 'N*ggers'

The men said they were wasting resources, meanwhile real terrorists were out there.

Three former federal air marshals, Steve Theodoropoulos, Henry Preston, and Ed Cunningham, said they were told by a supervisor to target "the Black people" when they worked in Orlando because "they're the ones who have warrants."

"But he didn't use 'Black people' he used the n-word," said Theodoropoulos.

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Trump Tries to Shift Responsibility for Separated Families ​to ACLU

But a California judge orders the government to take charge.

REUTERS

Trump's administration said that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) should bear the responsibility and use its "network of law firms, NGOs, volunteers and others" to find the more than 500 immigrant parents separated from children and deported without them.

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Amazon 'In Denial' Its Facial 'Rekognition' Software is Racially Biased

There's a big problem when Rekognition matches civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis' photo with a mugshot.

Amazon's facial recognition program Rekognition remains under fire for racial bias following the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) testing of the software, which could potentially be used by law enforcement to identify suspects.

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CampaigningWhileBlack: Police Called on Black Men For Campaigning for Their Congressional Candidate

Apparently not an unusual situation for people of color participating in the democratic process.

WGCLTV ATLANTA

Two Black Morehouse students campaigning in Gwinnett County, Ga., for David Kim for Congress — in full campaign attire with flyers — were surrounded by three police cars. One of the men, Eli Sabur, recorded the incident and posted it on social media. Activist Shaun King shared the video on Twitter and it has gone viral.

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DOJ May Have Separated An American Father and Toddler In Immigration Debacle

Even American families aren't exempt from being separated. Is America great again yet? Asking for a friend.

Lucy Nicholson- Reuters

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has screwed up. The agency told a federal judge Tuesday that it may have accidentally separated a father and toddler- who could both be US citizens- for as long as a year, in the process of enforcing the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.

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