Thursday, March 5, 2009

Take action on treatment of immigrant / perceived immigrant mothers

From MomsRising

In Maricopa County, Arizona, a mother with two small children in the car was pulled over for a minor traffic violation. Armed deputies in ski masks detained her for over an hour while her children watched in horror, not knowing what was happening to their mother or what would happen to them.

The whole event was caught on tape – and the video is truly heart wrenching. Even worse, the Sheriff in this small town has a long track record of racial profiling and civil rights violations in the name of immigration enforcement.

No matter where you stand on the immigration issue, mothers and children should never be treated this way.

Click here to watch the video on the website, then sign a petition asking the Department of Justice to investigate this Sheriff: