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    Real estate agent Eric Brown (left) and Army veteran Roy Thorne (right) talk to a reporter after police targeted them in a Michigan neighborhood on Aug. 1. Yet another police department is facing an excessive force lawsuit because it hasn't yet learned how to account for Black people existing. The Wyoming Police Department and Michigan's City of Wyoming were named...
    YUNG Bleu has accused police officers and a store owner of racially profiling him after he tried to buy a trailer for his upcoming tour. The rapper, real name Jeremy Biddle, shared a video to his Instagram page explaing what happened to him in Gainesville, Georgia, yesterday. 3Yung Bleu accused Georgia police of racially profiling him on MondayCredit: instagram 3Video...
    Avid_creative The Wyoming Police Department handcuffed two Black men and a teen after mistaking them for a suspect from a previous burglary. The realtor was showing the client and his son a house in Wyoming, Michigan, on Sunday, August 1. The men believe this to be an instance of racial profiling, according to an interview with WOOD-TV. ...
    By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press SACRAMENTO — California police agencies should routinely review officers’ social media, cellphones and computers for racist, bigoted or other offensive content that contributes to disproportionate police stops of Black people, a state advisory board said Monday. The controversial recommendation comes from community and law enforcement representatives who analyzed nearly 4 million vehicle and...
    A Versace executive who was stopped and searched after jaywalking in Beverly Hills has claimed he was racially profiled. Vice president of sneakers and men's footwear for Versace Salehe Bembury was stopped by police in the city's luxury shopping district last week. Police bodycam footage shows officers stop Bembury after he left a Versace store before asking him if he has any...
    Igor Derysh August 26, 2020 2:59PM (UTC) First lady Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention was overshadowed by an invitee list ripe with far-right fringe views and multiple likely violations of federal ethics laws. The first lady headlined the second night after ratings from the first night fell significantly short of last week's Democratic National Convention, which featured...
    DAME Cressida Dick has apologised to British sprinter Bianca Williams for the distress cops caused during a heavy-handed stop-and-search. The Metropolitan Police Chief told the Home Affairs committee she echoed a senior officer who said "I'm sorry" to the 26-year-old over the incident, which has been branded "racial profiling" since the video of it went viral. 10Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame...
    SCOTLAND Yard has this evening referred itself to a watchdog after British sprinter Bianca Williams accused cops of treating her boyfriend "like scum" during a stop and search. The force initially said its cops had acted lawfully after the Commonwealth gold sprinter, 26, and her Portuguese sprinter partner Ricardo dos Santos, 25, were pulled over and handcuffed in front of...
    London (CNN)Team GB sprinter Bianca Williams has accused London's Metropolitan Police of "racial profiling" after she and her partner were stopped and searched while driving in Britain's capital on Saturday. Williams had been in the west London neighborhood of Maida Vale with her partner, Portuguese 400m record holder Ricardo dos Santos, and their three-month-old son when they were stopped by...
    An NYPD lieutenant who blew the whistle on police corruption is now running for city council — the first active-duty cop in recent history to vie for the elected position.   Lt. Edwin Raymond, 34, of Brooklyn North told The Post he hopes he can use his 12 years on the force to help the bridge the gap between lawmakers...
    An NYPD lieutenant who blew the whistle on police corruption is now running for city council — the first active-duty cop in recent history to vie for the elected position.   Lt. Edwin Raymond, 34, of Brooklyn North told The Post he hopes he can use his 12 years on the force to help the bridge the gap between lawmakers and...
    San Francisco (CNN Business)The company that owns retail chains Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie says it has changed a policy intended to combat shoplifting that allegedly resulted in the racial profiling of customers. URBN (URBN) says it previously used a theft prevention policy that instructed workers to identify potential shoplifters using code words such as "Nick," "Nicky" and "Nicole."But employees allegedly...
    Colts linebacker Darius Leonard said he and his family were kicked out of a Chipotle after being racially profiled on Thursday in Florence, South Carolina. The CEO of Chipotle said an investigation is underway after Leonard detailed the incident in an Instagram video. The 24-year-old Leonard, who is Black, said he, three other Black men and a woman of...
    Colts linebacker Darius Leonard said he and his family were kicked out of a Chipotle after being racially profiled on Thursday in Florence, South Carolina. The CEO of Chipotle said an investigation is underway after Leonard detailed the incident in an Instagram video. The 24-year-old Leonard, who is Black, said he, three other Black men and a woman of mixed...
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 24: Darius Leonard #53 of the Indianapolis Colts is seen before a preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) Amid nationwide protests highlighting racial inequality, Colts linebacker Darius Leonard revealed a recent disturbing incident of his own. The protests following George...
    NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A coastal county in Oregon has rescinded a face mask policy that made exceptions for people of color worried about racial profiling after a backlash spurred by an article in the New York Post that went viral. The Lincoln Country Board of Commissioners initially passed the policy on June 17 that gave leeway to those concerned...
    NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A coastal county in Oregon has rescinded a face mask policy that made exceptions for people of color worried about racial profiling after a backlash spurred by an article in the New York Post that went viral. The Lincoln Country Board of Commissioners initially passed the policy on June 17 that gave leeway to those concerned...
    Boston City Council unanimously voted Wednesday to ban the use of facial recognition technology by the city government. Multiple council members voiced concerns with how the surveillance software could be used to racially discriminate when searching for suspects, according to WBZ4. “Boston should not use racially discriminatory technology that threatens the privacy and basic rights of our residents,” City Councilor...
    An Oregon county has said non-white people don't need to wear coronavirus face masks in public if they have 'concerns about racial profiling and harassment', as racial tensions mount across America following the Memorial Day 'murder' of black man George Floyd at the hands of a white cop.  Health officials in Lincoln County, Oregon, announced Tuesday that people of color are...
    Amid “heightened concerns about racial profiling and harassment,” a county in Oregon is allowing its residents of color to be in public without coronavirus face coverings, according to reports. Health officials in Lincoln County announced people of color are exempt from the new rule instituted last week. “No person shall intimidate or harass people who do not comply,” health officials said. CORONAVIRUS: WHAT...
    The debate over the effectiveness of masks and whether the government should be forcing people to wear them has raged for weeks. The extremes on the two sides are either sure that non-mask wearers are going to kill everybody's grandma or that the masks are a tool government control aimed to curb every freedom in 'Merica. One Oregon...
    Actor Nathan Davis Jr. has filed a $10 million lawsuit against United amid claims he was harassed and falsely accused of having a gun by one of the airline’s flight attendants, who later had him removed from the plane. The Detroit actor, who is also a star on Tik Tok, claims he was singled out and racially profiled by the...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines City Council unanimously approved an anti-racial profiling ordinance that prohibits biased policing and requires city employees to report violations by officers. Members of the council lavished praise on the ordinance but even some supporters said the vote Monday night was only a first step and that officials needed to take additional actions....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — A Bay Area couple who accused Forever 21 employees of racial profiling nearly a year ago on Friday said that the popular youth clothing retailer has done more than just apologize since the incident. “It led to an amazing partnership,” said Richard “Big Rich” Bougere. He and and his wife, Danielle Banks, said Forever 21...
    VACAVILLE (KPIX 5) — A Vacaville man claims his recent shopping trip to Walmart ended with him being racially profiled and eventually told to leave or get arrested for trespassing. Joshua Lane, an African American married father of two was shopping for a movie projector for his children at the Walmart in Vacaville on March 28. When he began to...
    Alyse StanleyYesterday 4:00PM•Filed to:NextdoorNextdoorSurveillanceSurveillance TechsecurityPrivacyPoliceGeorge FloydGEORGE FLOYD PROTESTSappsTech PolicyCrime31Photo: Eric Baradat (Getty Images)The neighborhood social networking platform Nextdoor dropped its “Forward to Police” feature this week, a widely panned function that’s faced years of criticism for purportedly facilitating racial profiling. Using the app’s “Crime and Safety” category, Nextdoor users can act as a sort of unofficial neighborhood watch and...
    BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) - A black man has filed a federal lawsuit against accusing police officers in a Boston suburb of making racist jokes, racially profiling and wrongfully arresting him. The lawsuit filed Thursday by Chiuba Eugene Obele, 29, of Boston, alleges that the Brookline Police Department has a “pattern of routinely and systematically ignoring allegations of police misconduct,...
    Emmy Rossum probably won’t be shopping at Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters or Free People anymore. After fashion watchdog Instagram account Diet Prada compiled comments from former Anthropologie employees alleging that the company uses a code word to flag black shoppers for surveillance, the “Shameless” star spoke out on social media. “Hey @Anthropologie. Your policy of racial profiling is disgusting,” Rossum, 33,...
    George Floyd's brother, civil rights leaders and law enforcement officials are among those scheduled to testify Wednesday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on issues of of racial profiling, police brutality and lost trust between police departments and the communities they serve. The hearing comes one day after George Floyd was laid to rest in Houston, and just over two...
    IBM says it is getting out of the facial recognition business over concern about how it can be used for mass surveillance and racial profiling. A letter to US lawmakers Monday from new IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said the tech giant “has sunset its general purpose facial recognition and analysis software products.” Krishna was addressing Democrats who have been working...
    A Rhode Island donut shop posted a scathing social media message Saturday evening, blasting Providence police after a city firefighter alleged two officers racially profiled him June 3, WPRI-TV reported. What did the message say? "A note to the officer who profiled the Providence firefighter the other night: That is an example of terrible job performance," the Instagram...
    Residents in Inwood made peace with each other following a viral video showing a group of Dominicans chasing away black men they apparently suspected were in the neighborhood to loot. “We squashed the beef,” a man says in a video posted Wednesday, as he’s surrounded by a group of young black men. “It was a misunderstanding.” “I want to personally...
    The House Judiciary Committee will host a June 10 hearing in the wake of George Floyd's death to tackle racial profiling, police brutality and the fractured relationship between police departments and the communities they serve, marking the first step for the House to pass police reform legislation. The committee hearing comes as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday that Democrats will put...
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