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An Asian staff attorney with the ACLU Foundation for Northern California, Ed Chen, speaks into mics at a press conference, others seated at the table with him and three African American men stand behind leaning against a wall of law books. Chen talks about the civil rights lawsuit against the Great America Amusement Parks, County and City of Santa Clara. He explains the complaint was brought by 17 young men, 16 of which are members of minority races.
CU on Chen as he speaks into the mic and gives the detail of the complaint having to do with a "gang profile polic" instituted by Great America Amusement Parks whereas individuals were ejected, excluded, searched, and harassed because they fit a "gang profile" solely based on the color and style of clothing , but in reality was based upon race and gender.
CU on Sarah Compos?, another attorney at the press conference talks into mics about the events that led up to the bringing of the lawsuit.
WS of the press conference. Attorneys for the ACLU seated at table with defendants standing behind them. The press, cameramen, and photographers in the room filming and taking photos.
An African American male defendant seated at the table, spells his name, Phiyuka Carlos, and talks into several mics about when the Santa Clara Police Department stopped he and his friends as they were trying to enter the park. He points to photos hanging up behind him that shows the boys wearing "pajamas" with pool balls on them. He states the police officer had objected to the boys wearing "colors". Great America Security stopped them and stated that three individuals or more cannot wear the same outfit to the park, and there was no compromise with the security officers.
Photo still of the three Black boy wearing pajama style clothes with pool balls. Another photo of a man with long red hair wearing similar clothing.
A woman, Lilian Garcia, introduces herself as a mother of a Spanish boy who was ejected from the park because of how he looked. She talks into mics and gives the details, mainly that her boy was ejected only because he was dressed "inappropriately", no other reason. CU Lilian Garcia's son.
African American Attorney, David Drummond(sp?), talks into mics about the legal significance and theories in the case. He states that excluding people from the park based on a stereotypical profile, relying on race and sex, violates a statute in the Civil Rights Act.
WS of the hearing room, dozens of tv cameramen and media people are present.
CU TV cameras and cameramen
ECU Asian Attorney, Ed Chen with the ACLU. He talks about the many meetings with the Great America Amusement Parks. He states that in the meetings they learned that there not a written policy - the guards were acting under their discretion.
CU cameraman taking photos. Various CUs of the Black and Spanish boys filing suit, Ed Chen.
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