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Clown-O-Meter: East Haven PD accused of racism by Department of Justice
The East Haven Police Department is totally racist! — and that's the opinion of the Department of Justice. In a new report, the federal agency claims officers are more likely to pull over Latino drivers and they treat them more harshly when they do. A flabbergasted Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr., told the New Haven Register the report was “a little slanderous” for “calling the Police Department discriminatory toward Spanish people.” (Um, “Spanish people”?) An unnamed cop added, “It makes officers not even want to be officers… by the way they're being portrayed.” It sucks when an entire group of people is discredited and misrepresented because of the supposed actions of a few, doesn't it?
By Nick Keppler
December 28, 2011