Arizona’s controversial immigration bill may be causing unending political turmoil, but it’s certainly been a boon for the legal profession. The latest and seventh lawsuit—which follows a suit brought by the Department of Justice—is the first to object to the legislation’s training guides meant to teach police how to enforce the legislation. Filed Friday in federal court by a group that includes the League of United Latin American Citizens, the suite states that the materials are “so vague and ill-defined that they will certainly lead to widespread racial profiling and discrimination.” One example: A video, released July 1, warns officers not to implement race or ethnicity in their duties, yet notes that it’s fine to consider poor use of English, nervous looks, overcrowded vehicles, or areas where undocumented immigrants often look for work.
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