Thursday, July 11, 2002

Only 36 Detainees To Be Held out of 1100

As further evidence of the failure of racial profiling as a law enforcement tool or to make us safer, consider this:

The Government has announced that out of 1100 people detained after Sept. 11, all but 74 have been deported or released from custody, and 38 of those remaining are about to be deported. That leaves 36 detainees in custody. So 95% have been released, and not one was charged with a terrorism offense related to September 11.

Of those who were deported, Deborah Jacobs, executive director of the Newark branch of the ACLU, said "Obviously they're not terrorists because you don't deport terrorists."

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