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ACLU of Tennessee Applauds 287(g) Denial

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee applauded Immigration and Customs Enforcement's decision to deny the application for 287(g) from Knox County Sheriff Jimmy "J.J." Jones on Wednesday.

Hedy Weinberg, the executive director of ACLU-TN said in a press release that "keeping 287(g) out of Knoxville reinforces that all Knoxville residents must be treated fairly in the justice system, regardless of race or ethnicity."

She added that the program would have encouraged rampant racial profiling and eroded the trust in law enforcement (as documented in the organization's study of Davidson County's 287(g) program).

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