Friday, April 07, 2006
Selling Sudafed while South Asian is not a crime
The ACLU has accused federal prosecutors and police agencies of ethnic and racial bias. Last summer in Northwest Georgia, polices agencies unlawfully targeted South Asian stores owners and clerks, for selling sudafed and other products believed to be used for the making of methampheramine. ACLU claims that prosecutors ignored extensive evidence that white-owned stores were selling the same items to methamphetamine makers and focused instead on South Asians to take advantage of language barriers.