TUCSON, Ariz. — Today, Proposition 205, an initiative aimed at protecting Tucson residents from unlawful racial profiling and ensuring that local police focus instead on public safety, was not approved by Tucson voters. Alessandra Navidad, executive director for the ACLU of Arizona, made the following statement:
"Prop 205 aimed to fix something that our public officials broke – trust in local enforcement. Years of racial profiling practices and attacks on our most vulnerable neighbors have devasted local Tucson communities, separated families and eroded trust with local police. We remain committed to fighting back against these attacks and protecting the civil rights and civil liberties of all."