New Jersey Directive Racially Profiles Immigrants; Films Recount Untold “Orangeburg Massacre”

By The News Apr 16, 2008

New Jersey Police Break Law With Immigration Crackdown? An editorial in the New York Times, today, calls for New Jersey police to scale back their involvement in immigration issues. Going far beyond the racial profiling required directive by the New Jersey governor that allows police to ask an arrested immigrant’s status, there have been reports that police are using this order as permission to harass innocent people. New York Times. The Cost of the Immigration Crackdown Many immigrants are going back home because recent raids by ICE agents have made it hard for them to find work, but the labor shortage in an already struggling economy is hurting businesses. Crime is moving into vacant houses where Latino families once lived in Phoenix neighborhoods. Newsweek. Films Capture What Media Missed Before Kent State Shootings At South Carolina State College, two years before the tragic shootings at Kent State, three Black students were killed by police, but media ignored the story. Today, two filmmakers are telling the story of the incident known as the "Orangeburg Massacre." New York Times. Phoenix Peak Renamed for Hopi Veteran Last week, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names renamed Phoenix’s Squaw Peak after fallen soldier Lori Piestewa, a 23-year-old Hopi-Hispanic mother of two, the first American Indian woman to die in combat while serving in the U.S. military. Arizona Republic.