ACLU Probes Arrest Of Illegals

Once again, the ACLU has forgetten what they stand for: American civil liberties

The American Civil Liberties Union is investigating a Rhode Island state trooper who apprehended 14 illegal immigrants during a traffic stop, charging "racial profiling" and insisting the officer had no right to ask for ID.

The Rhode Island affiliate of the ACLU filed the case after the driver and several passengers alleged Trooper Thomas Chabot overstepped his authority during the July 11 traffic stop by taking immigration enforcement into his own hands, the Providence Journal reported.

However, asking for identification during traffic stops is a department procedure, and when the passengers could not provide valid ID, Chabot contacted officials with the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement division.

So, the ACLU is pitching their typical fit, and this time it is over the rights of people who are not even United State citizens! But, their hysterical outburt gets even better

Chabot, posted at a speed checkpoint, stopped the van's driver for failing to signal a lane change. After the driver provided him with a license and ID, the trooper asked the passengers for identification. Only a few could do so, prompting him to ask if any could prove their citizenship, according to his report.

Yet, somehow, this is racial profiling. Pulling someone over for breaking the law.

But, wait, it gets even better!

The complainants seeking a probe, Astrid and Wendy Cabrera, charge Chabot engaged in "racial profiling."

"We believe that our van was pulled over, at least in part, because of our ethnicity," their compaint says. "As passengers, we also object that we were required to provide identification and asked about our immigration status, even though we had done nothing wrong. We do not think the trooper had any right to force us to go to ICE headquarters. We believe we were treated unfairly."

The complainents aren't even US citizens, and, to make matters worse, they entered the USA illegally. This is what the supposed safeguard group of American civil rights is worried about.

Oh, BTW, the trooper was vindicated over the complaint in part due to the video camera on the patrol cars dashboard. Woops! Sorry, ACLU, but actual physical evidence trumps your feelings.

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5 Responses to “ACLU Probes Arrest Of Illegals”

  1. addison says:

    “…even though we had done nothing wrong…”

    Entering the country illegally might come to mind as something done wrong.

  2. ACLU Probes Arrest Of Illegals…

    Here is the ridiculous story from WND.
    The American Civil Liberties Union is investigating a Rhode Island state trooper who apprehended 14 illegal immigrants during a traffic stop, charging “racial profiling” and insisting the officer had…

  3. William Teach says:

    That matters not to the ACLU, of course, addison. Only that a law officer went out of his way, drove across 3 state lines, just to find some poor hispanic looking people. Or so I’m sure the thought of their minds is.

  4. Scrapiron says:

    It is now funny, the ACLU (Communist) are supporting CAIR (Terrorists) or is it the other way around? Either way the winner between the two would behead the other.

  5. Unfortunately, while the two of them duke it out, they would screw the rest of us.

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