A training video is helping police officers in Arizona as they implement a new immigration law. The law requires officers to question the citizenship of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant.
The 90-minute video explains the law and how officers can avoid racial profiling. Critics say it’s impossible to form a “reasonable suspicision” about a person’s legal status- without taking race into account.
Proponents say nothing in the law allows racial profiling.
We want to hear from you. Watch the video and then tell us what you think. Do you think it will help prevent racial profiling?
Leave us a comment. We’ll share some of them in the CNN Newsroom. We also asked Former FBI Assistant Director Tom Fuentes to weigh in. He's watched the video and will join us at 12pm ET with his take on whether it is or can be efffective at preventing racial profiling.
Is it wrong to assume that the purpose of food stamps is to buy, well, food? Apparently it is in California.
The California welfare program provides welfare recipients electronic food stamps in the form of a debit card. These cards called electronic transfer of benefits, or EBTs, allow recipients to withdraw money at ATMs - even ones in casinos and strip clubs.
In the last six months, the debit cards withdrew more than $1.8 million of taxpayer cash on casino floors. Upon realizing that this has been happening for years, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued an executive order requiring welfare recipients to promise to use cash benefits only to "meet the basic subsistence needs" of their families.
What do you think - is this an outrage? Or is it none of anyone's business?