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Sheriff Joe Arpaio facing new contempt charges today

Phoenix - Arizona's Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was back in court on Thursday, facing a new round of contempt-of-court hearings over his defiance in ignoring a judge's court order to stop immigration patrols by his department.

AZ sheriff Joe Arpaio faces contempt charge in profiling case

Phoenix - Controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio began the first part of a four-day hearing on Tuesday that may result in fines and damage him politically and in terms of his credibility.

The Humanities Action Lab seeks to end mass incarceration in USA Special

With 2.2 million Americans behind bars — the world's highest prison population per capita — 17 universities nationwide have committed to debunking mass incarceration.

New limits on racial profiling released by Department of Justice

Washington D.c. - Attorney General Eric Holder's efforts to have the new limits on racial profiling to be finally pushed through are the result of an expansion of the Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies originally put in place in 2003

Barneys agrees to pay $525,000 to settle racial profiling case

New York - Two African-American customers claimed that Managers at Barneys of New York were racially profiling black and Latino customers. Now after several months they have agreed to pay $525,000 to settle the charges.

3 black Rochester teens arrested while waiting for school bus

Rochester - Three black high school basketball players arrested for disorderly conduct while waiting for a bus in Rochester, New York are protesting what they are calling their unfair detention.

Florida police accused of racial profiling; stopped man 258 times

Miami-area police have been accused of racial profiling after stopping and questioning a young black man 258 times in four years. They reportedly also arrested him 56 times and searched him more than 100 times.

Judge rules NYPD violated rights, cites Trayvon Martin case

New York - Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy has been in violation of individuals’ constitutional rights Monday, Aug. 12.

Op-Ed: Obama focuses on 'black' crime in Zimmerman speech

Washington - President Barack Obama spoke in depth on the Zimmerman verdict Friday. There was inordinate silence in the interim, and his speech was not voluntary.

Op-Ed: Profiling and common sense

Sanford - One of the most ludicrous claims made about George Zimmerman before and during his recent trial was that he "profiled" Trayvon Martin. What exactly does this entail?

Sheriff Joe Arpaio racially profiled Latinos, federal judge rules

A federal judge ruled Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers in his campaign against illegal immigration and ordered him to stop using race as a factor in his immigration policing efforts.

MC Hammer arrested for obstructing officer, claims profiling

MC Hammer, rap and dance icon of the 1990s, was booked into Santa Rita Jail Thursday night. He was arrested for obstructing an officer in the performance of his duties and resisting the officer at the Hacienda Crossings shopping center, Dublin, Calif.

Boston's Logan Airport accused of blatant racial profiling

Boston - Federal agents taking part in a program at Boston's Logan Airport to spot mannerisms of potential terrorists, now say the operation has evolved into racial profiling, targeting people from the Middle East as well as blacks, Hispanics and other minorities.

EHRC: Police 37 times more likely to stop and search black people

London - A new study has shown that UK police are 37 times more likely to stop and search a black person than a white person. The study said the fact that arrest rates are similar for black and white Britons raises questions about how police use power.

Op-Ed: Sam Harris called 'racist' for blog about profiling Muslims

Neuroscientist, author, and atheist Sam Harris caught serious heat from his fans and the general press for expressing his views on profiling Muslims at the airports.

Portland rallies against shooting of unarmed man by police Special

Portland - Portland, the city of protest, has something serious to protest today. Hundreds of people rallied at the Justice Center in Portland to protest the police shooting of a suicidal man in the back, then leaving him to die handcuffed over a 30-minute period.

Officer in Gates Arrest Nixed as Graduation Speaker – or Was He?

State officials have vetoed a request by police cadets to invite Sgt. James Crowley to be keynote speaker at their April graduation. Crowley gained notoriety after arresting a prominent black Harvard professor trying to get into his own house.

Liveblog debate: Should airport security use racial profiling?

In the past month, airport security has been beefed up. Some now say it's necessary to racially profile passengers in order to further ensure security, while others believe it's an unconstitutional move. Join our liveblog debate and have your say.

On the Gates controversy, Giuliani tells Obama to 'Shut up'

Speaking out on Hannity, Rudy Giuliani asserts that the 'teachable moment' in the Obama-Gates controversy is for Obama and Gates to 'shut up.'

Op-Ed: What are the learning dimensions in Gates-Crowley?

President Barack Obama has welcomed Sergeant Crowley and Professor Henry Gates to the White House for a dialogue. He hopes it will be a teaching moment. But will the Gates-Crowley incident give good, lasting and useful education on the issues?

Critic: Media Fails 'Teachable Moment' on Gates–Crowley Affair Special

Barack Obama called the incident between Sergeant Crowley and Professor Gates a “teachable moment.” Some media critics maintain, however, the media exacerbated the problem, taking sides to promote a point of view or failing to give salient facts.

Op-Ed: Why Obama's weigh in on Gates' arrest was not a mistake

Dealing with issues of racial inequality in America is part and parcel of the tremendous responsibility President Obama willingly took on when he became our nation's first black president.

Op-Ed: Did Obama Omit Dr. Gates' Reported Rants To Play The Race Card?

President Obama addressed the White House Press Corps on the incident involving Prof. Gates, whom he called "a friend," and the Cambridge Police, whom he said "acted stupidly." Curiously, Obama made no mention of Gates' reported hostile heated rants. Why?

Op-Ed: Did Obama’s Election Change How Police Treat Black Americans?

The election of the first black President didn’t and likely won’t change police tactics regarding how blacks are treated by police. At least they won’t change for awhile.

Is the LAPD Using Racial Profiling With the Muslim Community?

Racial profiling is going on in Los Angeles. The police department has launched an extensive mapping program to map out where there are Muslim enclaves across the city. But is this the first time that racial profiling has been used in the city?

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