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Asian American Residents in California Sue Siskiyou County Officials for Racial Bias

HeadlineAug 10, 2022

In California, a group of Asian American residents have filed a class-action lawsuit against the sheriff and other officials in Siskiyou County in Northern California. The lawsuit accuses the officials of a “sweeping campaign to harass and intimidate Hmong and other Asian Americans.” According to the lawsuit, 28% of drivers pulled over by the county last year were Asian American, even though they make up just 2% of the county’s adult population. The lawsuit also alleges Asian Americans were 25 times more likely to be searched during traffic stops than white drivers.

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