Tag: racial profiling

Veteran Detective Says White Officers Racially Profiled And Assaulted Him In Police Station

Source: The Washington Post / Getty A career detective in D.C. is shedding light on how racism still doesn’t evade him, even when he’s in law enforcement. According to The Washington Post, after a long shift of detective work in Columbia Heights, Jed Worrell, who is Black, was heading home around 4 p.m. in September, […]

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Why ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Inflamed Black and Hispanic Neighborhoods

During Michael R. Bloomberg’s tenure as mayor of New York City, police officers stopped and questioned people they believed to be engaged in criminal activity on the street more than five million times. Officers often then searched the detainees — the vast majority of whom were young black and Latino men — for weapons that […]

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Grand Rapids Will Pay $190,000 to Veteran Detained by ICE

The City Commission in Grand Rapids, Mich., has agreed to pay a former Marine $190,000 after he was wrongfully detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for three days last year. The former Marine, Jilmar Ramos-Gomez, 28, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed complaints in April over the Grand Rapids Police Department’s involvement […]

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You Must Never Vote for Bloomberg

With his filing of paperwork on Friday to put his name on the ballot for the Democratic primary in Alabama, the billionaire businessman and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg inched closer to declaring a run for the Democratic nomination for president. According to The New York Times, his advisers say he hasn’t made […]

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Where Michael Bloomberg Stands on the Issues

Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York and a billionaire, is likely to enter the Democratic presidential primary. Here’s a look at where he stands on some of the major issues in the race. Gun control There is no issue with which Mr. Bloomberg is more popularly identified than gun control. He is […]

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Black Women Claim They Were Racially Profiled While Watching ‘Harriet’

Cynthia Erivo‘s “Harriet” has grossed over $15 million at the box office and its only been in theaters a week. However, that didn’t stop a group of Black women reportedly being racially profiled at a New Orleans, Louisiana movie theater. SEE ALSO: Stop Shaming Black People For Wanting Some Damn Popeyes Sandwiches NOLA.com reports, a […]

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Black And Hispanic Neighbors Arrested For ‘Standing’ In Public

Two people of color is too scary for some law enforcement. This is what Ed Dowdy and his neighbor Omar discovered in Sacramento, California. SEE ALSO: Stop Shaming Black People For Wanting Some Damn Popeyes Sandwiches According to FOX40, Dowdy, who is a Army veteran, accidentally locked his keys and cell phone in his car. […]

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New NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea Racially Profiled ‘Black And Hispanic Men’: Report

There’s an old saying that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The selection of the NYPD’s newest commissioner shows that New York City’s police force doesn’t exactly believe in that mantra. Dermot Shea, who served as the NYPD’s Chief of Detectives for more than one year of his nearly three-decade career, has been appointed […]

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Fired Starbucks Director Cries White Tears In Lawsuit Following Infamous Racial Profiling Incident

Source: Anadolu Agency / Getty A white former Starbucks regional director is crying racism after she was fired from her position not too long after an infamous 2018 racial profiling incident. According to the Philadelphia Informer, Shannon Phillips led Starbuck’s retail operations in the Philadelphia region, southern New Jersey, Delaware and parts of Maryland. She […]

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Trump’s Black College Spectacle

Donald Trump at Benedict College was beneath contempt. Benedict College is a historically black college in Columbia, S.C. Trump spoke there on Friday at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum organized by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, a “group of over eighty African-American mayors, city, county and state officials, prosecutors and defense attorneys, political […]

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Muslim Passengers Say American Airlines Flight Was Cancelled, FBI Called, Because Man Flushed Toilet Twice

Photo: Bruce Bennett (Getty Images) Two Muslim men are asking the Department of Transportation to investigate American Airlines and regional carrier Mesa Airlines after crew members on a Dallas-bound flight called the FBI on them. The offense? According to Issam Abdallah, one of the men accusing the airlines of discrimination, crew members became suspicious of […]

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Muslim Passengers Say American Airlines Flight Was Canceled, FBI Called, Because Man Flushed Toilet Twice

Photo: Bruce Bennett (Getty Images) Two Muslim men are asking the Department of Transportation to investigate American Airlines and regional carrier Mesa Airlines after crew members on a Dallas-bound flight called the FBI on them. The offense? According to Issam Abdallah, one of the men accusing the airlines of discrimination, crew members became suspicious of […]

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Facial Recognition Technology in Public Housing Prompts Backlash

WASHINGTON — This year in Detroit, crews working for the city’s public housing authority cut down a row of bushy trees that had shaded the entryways to two public housing units known as Sheridan I and II. Their aim: to give newly installed security cameras an unobstructed view of the hulking, gray edifices, so round-the-clock […]

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‘The Challenge Is Permanent’: Naomi Campbell Reveals ‘Revolting’ Racist Incident at a French Hotel

Naomi Campbell speaks onstage at the American Icon Awards on May 19, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Naomi Campbell is perhaps the most enduring and recognizable supermodel in the world, but as she revealed in an interview with Paris Match (translated from French via Google), her stardom is still no safeguard […]

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#ProposingWhileBlack: Manager Fired, Security Team Replaced After Interrupting Wedding Proposal With Racial Profiling

Photo: iStock After being accused of racially profiling a black couple during their wedding proposal, several Angry Orchard employees are now former Angry Orchard employees. #ProposingWhileBlack: Couple Says They Had Proposal Interrupted by Security Guards Who Accused Them… If this New York couple’s story is true (it’s totally true because you already know we can’t […]

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After a Police Shooting, Ethiopian Israelis Seek a ‘Black Lives Matter’ Reckoning

NETANYA, Israel — What stings most is not that he was arrested at 15, that his crime was speaking up for a younger boy, that he was one more Ethiopian harassed by the Israeli police, or even that he was pummeled by the police officer on the way to the station house. The one memory […]

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App Developer Responds to ‘The Racist Nextdoor’

Screenshot: Nextdoor The company behind a widely used neighborhood networking app has responded to claims of rampant racial profiling and bigotry following The Root’s examination of racism on the increasingly popular genre of neighborhood-based social media. The Racist Nextdoor If you had to pick between the ability to fly or the ability to become invisible, […]

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2,500 Reports of Police Bias. Not One Was Deemed Valid by the N.Y.P.D.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] About 2,500 people have lodged formal complaints in the last four and a half years with the New York Police Department, reporting that officers acted with bias toward them. Not a single allegation has been substantiated by the Police […]

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#ShoppingWhileBlack: Video Shows Store Owner Harassing, Calling Security on Black Boys

Image: Chris Carraway When a South Carolina store owner called security and threatened to notify police on a group of black men for talking too loud, putting their negro hands on his merchandise and—most egregiously—paying him no attention, the young men learned a valuable lesson about racial profiling and being black in America. However, it […]

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Oberlin Helped Students Defame a Bakery, a Jury Says. The Punishment: $33 Million.

Protests over cultural sensitivity have long been a staple at Oberlin College, a liberal arts school tucked into the cornfields of Ohio, where students have spoken out about everything from microaggressions to the cultural appropriation of sushi. Now some of those protests have put the college on the hook for tens of millions of dollars. […]

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Family Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against City of Phoenix After Police Allegedly Assault, Threaten to Shoot Family

Image: iStock A family is suing the City of Phoenix for $10 million after police officers were caught on video using what the family believes is excessive force. Per AZ Central: Dravon Ames, 22, and his pregnant fiancée, 24-year-old Aisha Harper were pulled over by Phoenix police near 36th and Roosevelt streets on May 29. […]

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