Racial Profiling Probe Sought of Texas Public Safety Department


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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s controversial operation to quell illegal migration is under fire from two civil rights groups that claim racial profiling of Latino drivers has led to as many as 30 car-chase deaths following unlawful traffic stops.

The groups have written the US Justice Department, asking it to investigate.

Operation Lone Star is a multi-agency operation to reduce the number of illegal Texas/Mexico border crossings, due to what Abbott contends are too lenient federal policies. But many of his detractors, including Kassandra Gonzalez, a fellow for the Texas Civil Rights Project, are calling the $3 billion-$5 billion plan …


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