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VIDEOS: Marchers protest 'racial profiling'

A Sunday afternoon march by East Palo Alto residents and their supporters in protest of racial profiling ended at Palo Alto City Hall with a call for the resignation of Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson and an economic boycott of the city, effective immediately.

Two videos of the march are available.

Video courtesy EPA.net

• Palo Alto Online video, click on link to the left

For a full story on the march, go to

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VIDEOS: Marchers protest 'racial profiling'

by Veronica Weber / Palo Alto Online

Uploaded: Sun, Nov 9, 2008, 8:57 pm
Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2008, 8:30 am

A Sunday afternoon march by East Palo Alto residents and their supporters in protest of racial profiling ended at Palo Alto City Hall with a call for the resignation of Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson and an economic boycott of the city, effective immediately.

Two videos of the march are available.

Video courtesy EPA.net

• Palo Alto Online video, click on link to the left

For a full story on the march, go to

Marchers call for police chief's resignation

ARCHIVE VIDEO: Police told to check out persons based on race, Johnson says

Comments

Ethel G. Harris
East Palo Alto
on Nov 11, 2008 at 9:42 am
Ethel G. Harris, East Palo Alto
on Nov 11, 2008 at 9:42 am

It's a bit harsh to fire someone during these hard economic times. Unless, they're unwilling to change their means and ways. The Chief of Police, and her Officers should be required to attend Workshops and Seminars on Cultural Diversity, and spend time in East Palo Alto apologizing to African Americans, and Latino (Human Beings).


Why
Charleston Gardens
on Nov 11, 2008 at 10:24 am
Why, Charleston Gardens
on Nov 11, 2008 at 10:24 am

Why should the officers have to go, they didn't make the comment and the statistics that the department VOLUNTEERED to start collecting years before this shows that they don't racially profile. Make the Chief attend workshops and seminars and do teh apologizing. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.


Raging Grannies
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 11, 2008 at 4:59 pm
Raging Grannies, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 11, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Raging Grannies stand in support of our friends and neighbors who suffer discrimination of all kinds, including racial profiling. It must stop.


Walter_E_Wallis
Registered user
Midtown
on Nov 12, 2008 at 12:55 am
Walter_E_Wallis, Midtown
Registered user
on Nov 12, 2008 at 12:55 am

Will Raging Grannies stop their discrimination against the military? I doubt it. I am surprised that their name is so sexist - Postmenipausal People might be better.


tom
Midtown
on Nov 16, 2008 at 8:28 am
tom, Midtown
on Nov 16, 2008 at 8:28 am

Please read the Letters to the Editor in the Weekly for Nov. 14. Marilyn Masciarelli's letter describes what the law(s) are regarding stops/contacts by police with citizens. One thing left our was that when contacted by police, a citizen has the right to ask if they can leave the conversation.


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