Citing police abuse, Hispanics leaving Conn. town

Posted: December 29, 2010 by scaryhouse in Uncategorized

By MICHAEL MELIA
The Associated Press
Sunday, December 26, 2010; 3:22 PM

EAST HAVEN, Conn. — Santiago Malave has worked law enforcement jobs in Connecticut for more than four decades, but as a Puerto Rican, he says he cannot drive through his own town without worrying about police harassing him.

Malave, a probation officer who works in New Haven, says the racial abuse is so bad that he only crosses the town line into East Haven to go home. He and his wife are now preparing to sell their house and move, joining an exodus of Hispanics who say police have hassled them with traffic stops, false arrests and even jailhouse beatings.

via Citing police abuse, Hispanics leaving Conn. town.

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