Wednesday, February 25, 2009


APPLES - Assisting People in Planning Learning Experiences in Service is now working to help recruit students to drum up bogus charges of racial profiling against hispanics:

Interested in human rights? Passionate about immigration issues? The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is working on a project to investigate racial profiling at traffic checkpoints in the Triangle area, particularly against members of immigrant communities. We're recruiting interested persons from the University as well as the surrounding community to train as "checkpoint monitors" who would be available to go out to checkpoints and record demographic data about the drivers who are being stopped and how they are being treated. Our training will take place on Saturday, March 21st. Online registration is available at If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Katie Byerly at

You can check out the Southern Coalition for Social Justice here.

From their website:

Partnership with UNC Social Work Students
SCSJ will be working with 15 social work students from UNC-Chapel Hill this semester on Heirs' Property, Immigrant Rights, Create the Change Durham, and No OLF Work! We're excited to have such a motivated and excited crew of young volunteers.

This on top of the Immigration/Human Rights Policy Clinic at UNC going after Sheriff Harrison last week with a report on 287(g).

Your tax dollars hard at work.