Title

"City" piece on a newly formed Latino civil rights group, the League of United L

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

6-3-1999

Pages

9

Abstract

"City" piece on a newly formed Latino civil rights group, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), which is bringing its concerns about police profiling to the attention of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department. Profiling, the police practice of targeting people because of skin color or other ethnic characteristics, has caused protests in communities across the country. LULAC is a 70-year-old organization with a national membership of over 115,000. The Portland chapter received its charter on April 11. Maine has about 14,000 Latino residents, 8,500 of whom live in Greater Portland. In addition, about 20,000 Latino migrant workers come to Maine each summer.

Subjects

Civil rights, Hispanic Americans, League of United Latin American Citizens

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