Latinos Allege Police Violence and Intimidation in Connecticut Town

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

All this week, we're reflecting on the major issues of 2010. Immigration remained one of the biggest stories out of southwestern states, like Arizona. But immigration has become a serious issue even in smaller states along the East Coast, like Connecticut. Latino residents of East Haven, Connecticut, have filed a federal lawsuit against their local police department, claiming police have targeted Latinos with violence, harassment and intimidation.

Father James Manship, priest at Saint Rose of Lima Parish, helped his parishioners organize against the police in East Haven, and  joins us to discuss the allegations. We also speak with Diane Orson, a reporter with WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio, who has been reporting the story.


Father James Manship and Diane Orson

Produced by:

Noel King and Jillian Weinberger

Comments [1]

Jesse R. Loera from El Centro Ca

I'm wishing for Father James Shipsman to contact me by e-mail at, I need to relate to him what happend to me while
employed by the Imperial County Sheriff's Dept./Imperial County, Calif.
I had been employed for 22 years as a deputy sheriff when in 2002 I was fired for allegations of sexual harrassment. This occured after I was assaulted by a 19 year old drunk male. Now I been disable without a job for
9 years. The county denied my medical retirement, but I appiled for vocational rehab. through the veterans admin. but that was also denied,
due to my social skills. I need help. Thank You: Jesse R. Loera

Feb. 02 2012 08:10 AM

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