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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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Mike White - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Kirstin Stokes Smith - 3 comments

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?
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 26 comments

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

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.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Carol Forsloff - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 3 comments

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.'
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 64 comments

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?
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Carol Forsloff - 15 comments

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.
In the Media by Sitafa Harden

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?
In the Media by Johnny Simpson - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 9 comments

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?
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 18 comments

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