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Your Call: Are Latinos overlooked victims of police brutality?


Where do Latinos fit in the conversation about police brutality? On the next Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by discussing the relationships between police and Latinos in California. Civil rights groups say cases of police abuse against Latinos are on the rise. Last year in Salinas, four Latino men were killed by police in a span of four months. And how are language barriers and immigration status affecting the relationships between police and Latino communities? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Camila Chavez, executive director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation

Frank Alvarado, Sr., father of Frank Alvarado who was shot and killed by Salinas police on July 10, 2014

Tom Saenz, civil rights attorney and president of MALDEF

Web resources:

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: ERPA and Racial Profiling

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber – Legislation Aimed at Law-Enforcement Racial Profiling and Use-of-Force Incidents

CA Youth Justice Coalition: Don’t Shoot to Kill

RT: Family of man killed by California cops claim racial profiling in shootings of 4 Latino men

Californian: Analysis – Latinos underrepresented on police forces

LA Times: Signing Trust Act is another illegal-immigration milestone for Brown