Thursday, August 24, 2006

Don't You Love the ACLU?

A Rhode Island state trooper who apprehended 14 illegal immigrants during a traffic stop is being investigated at the request of a renowned “civil rights” organization that claims the officer had no right to ask for identification.

During a routine traffic stop in Richmond’s Route 95, Trooper Thomas Chabot asked the driver as well as the passengers in a van for identification, a department procedure. When 14 of the passengers could not provide valid identification, the officer called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

As it turns out, the 14 passengers were found by federal authorities to be in the U.S. illegally and now face deportation. This outraged the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an advocate of open borders and rights for illegal immigrants.

The ACLU went so far as to accuse the trooper of “egregious racial profiling” and overstepping his authority by taking immigration enforcement into his own hands. The organization’s Rhode Island affiliate filed a complaint this week, forcing the officer to be investigated.


At 2:22 AM, Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

Somebody give me some valium.

At 1:56 PM, Blogger benning said...

And when will we begin suing the ACLU as often as we can? It's time!


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