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Racial Profiling

Bloomberg: 'Nobody Racially Profiles'

Posted 06.28.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Friday morning at two bills recently passed by the New York City Council that aim to check the NYPD's controversial...

'Take Heart, Al Qaeda Wannabes'

Newsday | Anthony M. Destefano | Posted 08.24.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and several top law enforcement officials on Monday urged City Council members to reject two measures he said would hobble the...

Carolina Moreno

Mobile App Allows Users To Report Racial Profiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.19.2013 | Latino Voices

Critics of Arizona’s SB 1070 have found a new way of fighting the controversial law -- technology. On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Unio...

Muslim Groups Respond to False Claims by Congressman Pompeo

Anai Rhoads | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Anai Rhoads

While on the floor of the U.S. House, Pompeo stated that American Muslim leaders have failed to speak out against terror attacks. The largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the country is calling the remarks "false and irresponsible."

The George Zimmerman Game Show/Sports Spectacular Is Underway

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

Either Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in cold blood or he didn't. I'm here to tell you, Trayvon Martin smoking marijuana and/or having been suspended from school is not in any way connected to why George Zimmerman killed him.

That's a Child

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 08.07.2013 | Crime
Jennifer Harvey

Safety is racialized in our communities. It's raced. It's white. Like it or not, it's true.

A Broken System Perpetuates Itself

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.06.2013 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

I live in a vital, racially and ethnically diverse Chicago neighborhood and I watch it happen -- racial profiling, the stop-and-frisk game. This is not making my neighborhood safer. It's wrecking lives at enormous public expense.

Off-Duty Police Officer Alleges He Was Racially Profiled By Other Police Officers

Robin Wilkey | Posted 06.05.2013 | San Francisco

Reports of racial profiling are nothing new, but one recent allegation may have the San Francisco Police Department squirming in its blues. San Fr...

Defunding 287(g) Can Not Come Soon Enough

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

A federal judge in Arizona recently held that Sheriff Arpaio and his Deputies have engaged in racial profiling against Latinos in Maricopa County. Th...

Obama Nominee Was At Center Of Big Racial Profiling Case

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge President Barack Obama wants to promote to the appellate bench successfully sued the Maryland State Police for racial pr...

Tea Party Poopers

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

With its stranglehold on the Republican Party and its capacity to paralyze public policy, the Tea (Party), whether it's green or black, is likely to keep many of us awake at night.

"Joe's Law" Gets the Boot: A Lawyer for the Plaintiffs Explains

Andre Segura | Posted 07.31.2013 | Latino Voices
Andre Segura

While Sheriff Arpaio declared in a pre-recorded video statement posted May 29 that he would appeal, we remain confident that the court's extensive and detailed findings of fact and law are indisputable.

Why New York City Needs an Anti-Profiling Bill to Protect LGBTQ New Yorkers

John Blasco | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
John Blasco

If we envision a better city in which all people are safe and free from discrimination and profiling, then we need laws protecting the communities who are most targeted. Our laws need to enforce non-racist, non-homophobic, non-sexist, non-transphobic and overall non-oppressive behaviors.

Sheriff Joe's Recall Gets Reenergized

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 05.28.2013 | Latino Voices

Organizers of a campaign in Arizona to recall Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio say a recent federal court ruling that found Arpaio and his office en...

Key Figures In Racial Profiling Case Explored

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics

PHOENIX -- Key figures in a lawsuit that alleges that an Arizona sheriff's office has racially profiled Latinos in its immigration patrols. A judge ru...

Decision In Stop-And-Frisk Trial Nearing

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 07.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A federal judge must now decide whether the nation's largest police force has been unjustly stopping black and Hispanic men under a p...

Airport Profiling: A Familiar Story for Muslims

Azeem Khan | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics
Azeem Khan

I have a huge issue with what happened that day. And what happens to me every single time I go to an airport. This was supposedly a random search. But it wasn't a random search at all. It was a "you're a Muslim" search.

Know-Nothing Security

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Security is a real need, of course, but know-nothing security flouts that need, often enough both ignoring and aggravating the real dangers we face while, at the same time, inflicting massive inconvenience on people innocently caught in its web.

No Second-Class Families

Ben Jealous | Posted 07.10.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

As Dr. King said, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. African Americans have spent much of our history fighting for fair treatment and equal opportunity. We must also offer support to our immigrant brothers and sisters.

Stop Racial Profiling: In Support of the Students and Professors at Providence College

Khanh Ho | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Khanh Ho

We should take seriously the complaints of the concerned students and faculty at Providence College; if they're talking about it now, it's probably gotten way out of control.

My Racist Encounter at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Seema Jilani | Posted 07.07.2013 | DC
Seema Jilani

I don't need you to "tolerate" me. I don't want you to merely put up with my presence. All I ask, all I have ever asked, is to be treated as a human being, that bigoted jingoism is not injected into every minute facet my life, that there remains at least the illusion of decency.

Public Safety for All?

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

What the mayor offered New Yorkers Tuesday was a pep rally for his failing proposition that our city has to choose between better policing and safer streets, between saving lives and protecting our Constitutional rights.

Wrongfully Suspected: The Modern Witch Hunt and the Perpetuation of Violence

Rosalyn Schroeder | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Rosalyn Schroeder

A dangerous precedent for the betrayal of the fine democratic principles of justice and order is set when, in order to satiate our collective hunger to assuage fears quickly, the individuals we target for suspicion are also innocent victims of the same crimes.

Caucasians Fear Racial Profiling After Boston Bombings, Refuse to Leave Whole Foods

El Guapo | Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy
El Guapo

After learning that the suspected Boston bombers were Caucasian, Tanner Cooper and every other shopper at the North Dayton Whole Foods barricaded themselves in the Organic, Artesian, Gluten-Free Bread department and refused to leave the store.

Profiling Helps the Terrorists

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Just as the appalling alleged acts of Jared Loughner, James Holmes, Adam Lanza, Timothy McVeigh and others do not represent their entire communities, we cannot allow the appalling acts of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar to speak for their respective communities whether it be Islamic, Chechen or any other.