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December 7, 2013

Hunters accuse Minn. DNR of racial profiling

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"There is not a black-and-white standard," he said.

In a report on the incident, DNR officer Brent Speldrich wrote that Angel Garcia Muñoz produced a nonresident deer license and a Mexican ID card. Speldrich called Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which eventually had seven hunters taken to jail.

All the men had hunting licenses, but Speldrich's report says eight people were ticketed, seven for having filled out a "false license application."

Mark Cangemi, a retired ICE agent, said if one person presents a Mexican ID card, it's reasonable that conservation officers might have "heightened suspicion" of the others.

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