Racial-Profiling Hotline Opens for Biz in Denver
Community activists in Denver have launched a racial-profiling hotline for drivers who believe they’ve been pulled over or targeted by police because of race.
The Colorado Racial Profiling and Police Discrimination Hotline is a project of the Colorado Progressive Coalition, a 12-year-old nonprofit group that claims 5,500 members, the Denver Post reports.
“People can feel safe and secure and give us a call. We are going to take them seriously,” says Cheyenne Hughes, a CPC supporter, who tells the Post he’s been pulled over more than 20 times. Hughes, who is African-American, says the stops were racially motivated.