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Police officers cited motorist for not speaking English

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In Dallas, Texas, at least 20 police officers have been caught citing motorist for not speaking English, which is not a crime in Dallas. This seems to be an ongoing issue with police officers who are discriminating against Hispanics who don’t know how to speak English. Police officers felt the need to cite non-English speakers in order to force non-English speakers to assimilate into the culture and learn the language. This all came into light after a Hispanic woman told the media of an incident where she was cited for not speaking English. Now, all the citations have been dismissed, and police have apologized to the public.

Read the full article: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/102709dnmetticketsfolo.3da3bb5.html

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Written by icet0696

November 1, 2009 at 2:08 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. the United States is unbelievable. In other industrialized countries specifically European countries, the children are required to learn and know how to speak fluently more than just there country’s language. I find it disgraceful that the US only requires 2 years of a foreign language in high school and then Americans go around saying that everyone should learn English.

    al260513

    November 2, 2009 at 8:01 am

  2. I cannot believe that a country that claims to be completely color-blind can practice such blatant acts of racism. Instead of citing the drivers, the police officers could have done something productive with their power and promoted the creation of English classes in the neighborhood. As if the non-English-speaking Hispanic immigrants don’t have it hard enough…

    larosa29

    November 3, 2009 at 11:14 pm

  3. This is not the first article I have read with this same issue about not speaking english. If they really only want english spoken in america then they need to stop letting in Immigrants and stop teaching different languages in schools. This is ridiculous.

    lc8908

    December 6, 2009 at 9:10 am


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