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Lawsuit targets Greyhound over warrantless stopping of buses

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In addition to targeting Greyhound, whose 1,600 vehicles move 17million passengers a year in the United States, Canada and Mexico, critics of such tactics have conveyed objections to Amtrak and other bus companies.

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Critics of the stops say Greyhound also has a history of upholding its customers’ civil rights, serving most famously as the vehicle for the “Freedom Riders” in 1961 who traveled on Greyhound buses to challenge racial segregation in public transit in the South.

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The ACLU said it has documented CBP boardings of buses in Vermont, Calif., Washington state, Arizona and Michigan during which agents tended to focused on people of color or nonnative speakers of English, stating no other reasons for boarding and questioning passengers.

The publisher Consumer Affairs has reported that passengers receive little or no notice that they can be asked to reveal the contents of their luggage or to show proof of citizenship, and that stops can occur at random and can cause passengers to miss connections.

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The complaint included several videos, reports and statements by passengers of “coercive scenes” of armed officers blocking “narrow bus aisles, singling out passengers of color by hovering over Canada Goose sale them and accusing many of being ‘illegal.'”

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Federal officers’ searches inflict humiliation, discrimination and delays of up to 30 minutes on bus passengers, and searches are being carried out more than 100 miles inside the country, the suit alleged.

canada goose coats on sale Lawyers for Crdova said her bus was stopped on a highway in California after daybreak as it was en route to Phoenix. canada buy canada goose jacket goose coats on sale

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