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Nashville Immigrants Too Scared to Call the Police from HRW, 5/19/14

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

“Across Nashville and the rest of the United States, undocumented immigrants like Claudia are often terrified of the police – to the point that they hope to avoid officers even when they desperately need police protection. In Nashville and elsewhere, Human Rights Watch has interviewed immigrants who suffered assault, sexual harassment, labor violations, being kidnapped, or robbed and were still scared to call the police. Some are terrified of calling an ambulance in an emergency. Not only does this mean immigrant communities may not receive the help that they need – it also means more violent criminals will likely remain free, staking out new victims.”

Read more: http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/05/19/nashville-immigrants-too-scared-call-police