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Racial Profiling

Race, Class and Justice in the U.S. Legal System: Still a Long Way From the Promised Land

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 03.18.2012 | Crime
Marianne Mollmann

Last week, a Belgian tourist said he believed he had been cut some slack by the New York City police mainly because he was white. Indeed, even a perfunctory look at US criminal justice figures reveals that something is not quite right.

King's Dream is Far From Fulfilled

Keith Rushing | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics
Keith Rushing

What can one say about the state of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream of racial and social equality as we observe his 83rd birthday? A great deal. Because the work of achieving racial equality, ending poverty and ending war is so unfinished.

MLK and the GOP Candidates: An Arc That Breaks

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

Martin Luther King Jr. said "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." For too many of the presidential candidates, the arc is broken.

Joe Arpaio Asks For Facts To Back Up Civil Rights Case

AP | By JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 01.05.2012 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX -- An Arizona sheriff whose office has been accused of a wide range of civil rights violations conditionally agreed Wednesday to take part in ...

Race, Arrest and Incarceration in New York City

Alan Singer | Posted 02.23.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

In 40 years of teaching in the New York metropolitan area I have never had a Black student who did not have a story to tell.

Case Against Contentious Sheriff Accused Of Racial Profiling Moves Forward

Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX -- The self-described "America's toughest sheriff" has survived firestorms in the past, but none in t...

Cristina Costantini

Feds Slam Local Police Department For Discrimination, Mayor Calls Report 'Slanderous' | Cristina Costantini | Posted 01.25.2012 | Latino Voices

The feds rolled into East Haven, Ct. to deliver a 23-page report with a harsh message: the local police regularly discriminate against and intimidate ...

Racial Profiling After September 11th

Arturo Venegas, Jr. | Posted 02.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Arturo Venegas, Jr.

Being questioned about my immigration status while testifying before Congress was certainly an insult, but what happened afterward was actually more disturbing to me.

Cristina Costantini

Rampant Racial Disparities In Traffic Stop Data Raise Questions | Cristina Costantini | Posted 12.08.2011 | Latino Voices

Black drivers in Milwaukee were seven times more likely to be pulled over by police than their white counterparts, while Latinos were five times more ...

Elise Foley

Steve King Asks Witness About How He Came To The U.S. | Elise Foley | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) took a moment on Wednesday to question a congressional witness about how he moved to the United States from Mex...

Airport Security and Non-Self

Jay Michaelson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Jay Michaelson

I'm not going to pretend that security lines and X-rays are now some sort of spiritual experience for me. They still suck, but I have been able to find some equanimity amid the stressing and the stripping.

The True Patriot

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I interpret a true Patriot as one who, indeed, loves her or his country, but also one who sees the way things are, and one who works for change to make things better.

Alabama: This Is Only The Beginning

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez | Posted 01.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez

Our voices are united and we are marching as one front to cease the painful cycle of racism in Alabama.

Andrea Stone

Santorum Makes Shocking Claim On Racial, Religious Profiling | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

One of the most devout Christians in the GOP field endorsed singling out Muslims for extra screening by the Transportation Security Administration whi...

Occupy Wall Street Offers Rare Chance to Address Economic and Social Inequality

Keith Rushing | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Keith Rushing

We are at a crossroads in American history. For many in the United States, the American Dream, the idea that the U.S. offers the chance to earn a dece...

Latino Father In Alabama Claims His Daughter, An American Citizen, Was 'Singled Out' Due To HB56

Posted 07.23.2012 | Latino Voices

Cineo Gonzales says his daughter, an American citizen, came home from school with a paper explaining HB56, Alabama's new immigration law thought to be...

DJ Henry and the Training of Police Part Three

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.01.2012 | Crime
Phillip Martin

Some law enforcement experts say that police forces around the country need to train officers to de-escalate conflicts and increase sensitivity to racial stereotypes.

DJ Henry and the Training of Police Part Two

Phillip Martin | Posted 12.31.2011 | Crime
Phillip Martin

A New York grand jury in Westchester County earlier this year declined to indict Officer Aaron Hess in the shooting death of Danroy "DJ" Henry, a black college student from Easton Massachusetts.

NYPD Keeps Close Watch On Muslims Who Change Their Names

AP | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 12.26.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — For generations, immigrants have shed their ancestral identities and taken new, Americanized names as they found their place in the m...

The Craziest NYPD Scandals Of 2011

Posted 12.25.2011 | New York

A recent 60 Minutes interview with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly portrayed a robust and healthy NYPD, larger than the FBI and capable of shooting down...

Trymaine Lee

Family Of Danroy Henry 'Battle' On A Year After Deadly Police Shooting | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices

It has been a year since police in a small town in Westchester County, New York, shot and killed Danroy Henry Jr. But for Henry's family, each day see...

Why I Am Getting Arrested Today

Carl Dix | Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices
Carl Dix

Today I am joining arms with Cornel West and others to voluntarily land myself in the custody of the police. We are conducting non-violent civil disobedience to put a Stop to the NYPD policy of "Stop & Frisk."

Andrea Stone

ACLU Accuses FBI Of Unconstitutional Mapping Of Ethnic, Racial Groups | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday accused the FBI of targeting racial, ethnic and religious groups for investigation by associating crimi...

The Three Faces of Racial Profiling: The ACLU Connects the Dots

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

Now is the time for us to come together and end this unlawful practice. Racial profiling is ineffective, erodes public trust in law enforcement and violates the Constitution. It has no place in American life.

What's The CIA Doing At NYPD? Depends Whom You Ask

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — Working inside the New York Police Department is one of the CIA's most experienced clandestine operatives. He arrived in July as th...