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March Against Racial Profiling
by Palo Alto Photographer
Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
The march against Racial Profiling today started in East Palo Alto. It ended with a rally of several hundred people in front of Palo Alto's City Hall.
Rally sponsor: East Palo Alto African American Leadership Summit & Coalition for Change

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http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/11/09/18549846.php
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Palo Alto and neighboring residents reacted to a statement by Palo Alto's Chief of Police that strongly suggested racial profiling is being used in that city.

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo said that Chief Johnson had "demonstrated a profound lack of judgment and leadership." Eshoo asked the Police Chief to rescind her comments or resign.

Palo Alto Mayor Larry Klein said the chief's remarks were "unacceptable, unconstitutional and un-American." After the chief's apology the mayor said that a lot of work would be required to heal wounds caused.

ACLU attorney Michael Risher found her apology lacking.

A representative of the South Bay NAACP said of the situation that "this is totally unacceptable and outrageous".

Religious leaders from Palo Alto and the city of East Palo Alto called for an end to racial profiling. Dr. Faye McNair-Knox, East Palo Alto activist, was interviewed on television and added her voice to that sentiment.

At the rally in front of Palo Alto City Hall, some people cried out "Impeach the Chief!"


§Family wears T-shirts
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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T-shirts say: Am I a Suspect?
§Police State?
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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§Start off in East Palo Alto
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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§Police line the path of the marchers
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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All along the route, there were police cars on almost every block. It was a 2.5 mile walk from East Palo Alto's town hall to Palo Alto's.
§Arriving in downtown Palo Alto
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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§Happy to see friends waiting for them at the end point
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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§Waiting in King Plaza, Palo Alto
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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I Love East Palo Alto sweatshirt
§Raging Grannies are Here, let's join in!
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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§Grannies greet the marchers with song
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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§More greetings as people arrive in the Plaza for the rally
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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§Waving to arrivals
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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Chester joins in for a photo
§The crowd
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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§Kids hold up banners in front
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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§Granny Diana hands out lyrics
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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§They biked, they walked, they rolled to the rally
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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§Lining up to listen to speakers
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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§"Go Eat a Donut" T
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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§Is it a Police State Yet?
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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§Profiles of intent listeners
by Palo Alto Photographer Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:03 PM
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