Including with his job as Bernalillo County Sheriff and racial profiling. According to the New Mexico Human Right's Coalition, White's Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department was singled out as being a group which used racial profiling (pdf).
Although not listed on the questionnaire, the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department and the New Mexico State Police were identified by several respondents' as law enforcement agencies with a serious problem with racial and/or ethnic profiling.Yes, White's BCSD was singled out despite not being on the questionnaire. Their racial profiling is so bad that people go out of their way to point this out even when they are not specifically asked about it.
One example comes from an Iraqi citizen who was pulled over for legitimate reasons; then things grew weird when the police officer called the FBI to ask what to do.
The racial profiling debate centers on his next move, a phone call from his patrol car to the Albuquerque FBI field office to see if he should take any other action against Hussein.Darren White defended this as any typical fear-mongering Republican would; he invoked his pal Rudy Giuliani's favorite subject 9/11. "Our biggest lesson from Sept. 11 was that we had to bridge gaps in communication," White told the Albuquerque Tribune. "The tragedy could have been avoided if more agencies had followed through and shared information."
He was instructed to pass along Hussein's personal information and allow him to go if the background check did not show outstanding warrants. [...]
"All we were told was that he was suspicious because of his last name and Arab background," [Independent Review Officer Jay] Rowland said.
In other words, White compared pulling over someone named Hussein to preventing another 9/11 type attack.
This isn't the first time White used over-the-top GOP fear-mongering speech. I noted last week one of his statements at a Bush campaign stop in 2004.Hmm...