Racial Profiling

Via: Sanford– [CNN] confirms George Zimmerman will be criminally charged in Trayvon Martin’s death. Meanwhile, the parents of Trayvon Martin addressed the media Wednesday afternoon from the nation’s capital. Related Links: Teacher Fired For Trayvon Martin Fundraiser  The family’s attorney, Benjamin Crump, and the Rev. Al Sharpton joined Martin’s parents at the news conference, which came less than 24 […]

Attorneys for George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, say that they have not been in contact with him for a few days and that he has went into hiding. They also say that they are dropping him as a client and withdrawing as Zimmerman’s counsel. Related links: George Zimmerman’s Website Asks For Money […]

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The police department in suburban East Haven engaged in a pattern of discrimination against Latino residents, according to investigators from the U.S. Justice Department, who said Monday that their probe was complicated by efforts to interfere with witnesses and a “blue wall of silence.” SEE ALSO:Maya Angelou Angry With Common’s […]

Long simmering tensions between Hamilton Police and the city’s minority residents boiled over at a Hamilton City Council meeting Wednesday night, with several dozen residents demanding more citizen control of police and an end to what they consider racial profiling by officers. Residents organized by local chapters of the NAACP and the Southern Christian Leadership […]

A Black driver is seven times as likely to be stopped by police as a white driver in Milwaukee, a new study has found. SEE ALSO: Father Says It Was ‘A Mistake’ To Use 9-year-old As Chauffeur ‘Tunnel Of Love’ Couple Busted Having Sex On Water Slide

Black women are complaining that the Transportation Security Administration is engaging in a new, humiliating brand of racial profiling: pat-downs of long, natural hair-dos. According to an article by Joe Sharkey in the New York Times, these body searches are happening even when total-body scans aren’t setting off alarms: On June 30, a young African-American […]

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the FBI to uncover information on possible unconstitutional investigations of certain racial and ethnic groups. The ACLU would like to expose the use of the FBI’s Domestic Intelligence Operations Guide, which they believe may have been used to map people and businesses in Michigan considered “ethnic oriented.” Mark […]

Rapper sensation Wiz Khalifa recently took a trip to Barney’s New York, a popular department store, in Beverly Hills. Despite spending $16,000 on merchandise for his girlfriend Amber Rose and family, Wiz was later treated like a “thief” when browsing in the men’s department, according to Radar Online. A patron who was reportedly present at […]

FLORIDA – The NAACP has joined forces with Latino and human rights groups to oppose bills in the Florida senate that would require law enforcement agencies to racially profile. Politic365 reports: These bills “would require law enforcement officials in Florida to engage in racial profiling – an insidious practice all too familiar to racial and […]

NEW YORK– A device being used by police which can retrieve existing and deleted information from a cellphone may lead to racial profiling of African-Americans, according to David Wilson of TheGrio.com.

CINCINNATI-Police in Cincinnati, Ohio are impounding cars with rims 20 inches or bigger citing a safety law. These rims known as “donks” are popular in African American communities down south and this can be seen as another form of racial profiling and harassment of African Americans by police. Auto Guide reports: Cincinnati police cited a […]