The long-awaited policy announced Monday expands who is covered and ends a broad exemption for “national security” concerns. The ban will still not apply to most activities of the Border Patrol or the Transportation Security Administration. [Update: The guidance has been issued.]
Django Unchained actor Daniele Watts was handcuffed during an encounter with police in September. She said she was harassed by police for kissing her white boyfriend, but witnesses told police the couple was having sex in a car.
“[T]he harms of ineffective and un-American profiling are of clear concern and importance to the LGBT community,” more than two dozen groups tell Attorney General Eric Holder. A BuzzFeed News exclusive.
“Do you sleep in turban? How long is your hair? Do you use conditioner?”
“We can’t keep losing lives over foolishness.”
“Either she behind me or in the corner so I had to call her racist ass out.”
Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement of a $4.75 million data collection grant-based program is met with pushback from advocates seeking federal action to stop racial profiling.
The district attorney told Rochester’s News 8 that the charges against the boys who were waiting for a bus to a scrimmage are being dropped.
Police said they wouldn’t “disperse.” “We tried to tell them that we were waiting for the bus. We weren’t catching a city bus, we were catching a yellow bus. He didn’t care. He arrested us anyways.”
The rapper released a statement on his website following criticism for his silence. “I move and speak based on facts and not emotion.”
Lawsuits claim the store and the NYPD have racially profiled Barneys customers. Undercover officers are said to have asked black shoppers how they could afford designer products.
“The unfortunate reality is that there is a description, there is a profile out there of what a criminal is, and you fit the description,” said attorney Jamal Hicks.
Touting his record of helping to reform the death penalty as a state Senator in Illinois, Obama promised his 2008 plan to reform the death penalty, and issue he has talked about little since talking office. Also in the campaign plan, Obama said he’d sign a bill to to “ban racial profiling” under federal law, another issue the President has talked about little since taking office. Supporters of the President, however, point to his efforts to stop Arizona’s new immigration as a sign he is keeping with his pledge.
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Florida Congressional candidate Dan Fanelli is standing by this ad in favor of racial profiling.
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The Gates police report is out today, and it gives a fair play-by-play of the Harvard professor’s arrest.