Vijay Shah, a 28-year-old Cambridge resident, has filed a lawsuit in a Boston federal court stating he was a victim of racial profiling and that his constitutional rights were violated. Shah recalls participating in an anti-war march during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. “I was marching with 3000 other people,” Shah says, when Secret Service and Boston Police officials “grabbed me and shoved me down an alleyway and held me in handcuffs.”

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