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Resource ID: #16342
Subject: Discrimination
Source: WAGA-TV (Atlanta)
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Date: March 2,18, 25, 31; April 8, May 20; Aug. 11, 1999

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WAGA-TV reports "a statistical analysis of six months' worth of passenger searches by U.S. Customs inspectors at Hartsfield International Airport. We found inspectors routinely targeted African-American passengers looking for drugs. The searches included hands-on body searches, strip searches, monitored bowel movements and x-rays of passenger's intestines at a local hospital. The analysis determined inspectors rarely found drugs. In fact, of all the African-American passengers searched in six months, 99 percent were innocent.."

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