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No Spanish Speaking Allowed…6 Dallas Cops Ticket 38 Citizens For Not Speaking English

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It appears that there at least 6 Dallas police officer that has declared the city a no Spanish-speaking zone, and they have been caught citing the citizens of Dallas 38 times for their inability to speak English.

Why am I not  surprised that this could happen in Dallas? Do wonders ever cease…

This is seriously a violation of the civil rights of these citizens, and is most likely harassment.

Chief David Kunkle said Friday the discovery came after a woman was pulled over earlier this month for making an illegal U-turn and was given a ticket for being a “non-English speaking driver.”

Kunkle said his department’s computer system for citations has a pull-down menu that includes a law requiring drivers of commercial vehicles to speak English.

The chief said it was a federal law that was misapplied to local drivers of private vehicles.

Kunkle says at least six officers wrote the citations. He said the officers and their commanders are under investigation.

From now on Dallas police will not give commercial drivers tickets for being unable to speak English, Kunkle added, saying that was a job for other law enforcement agencies.

In Dallas,Latinos make up 44 percent of the more than 1 million residents and nearly 45 percent speak a language other than English.

The Dallas police, from what I have seen this past year, would be well served to take some racial sensitivity program, or some sort of 21st century training on how to accept the fact that Dallas, just like the rest of America, is a multi-ethnic community, with a rich and diverse cultural blend.

It is not the Dallas of 1963, when President Kennedy was murdered by one of their disturbed citizens, as reported in the official report on the assassination.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,569379,00.html

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