Police body cam video refutes Democrat’s racial profiling claim

U.S. 07/16/21, 08:33

St. Paul Police Department has released video evidence that casts severe doubt on a Minnesota lawmaker's claim that he was charged for "driving while black." The department is now demanding an apology. Bodycam footage obtained by Bring Me the News shows a traffic duty officer pulling over and questioning state Rep. ...

Charlottesville drama teacher to get special Tony Award

Entertainment 05/23/19, 13:14

The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and heal rifts, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the city.Madeline Michel from Monticello High School will receive the 2019 ...

Grime star Stormzy cancels Austria gig on racism allegation

Entertainment 04/12/19, 03:56

An Austrian music festival is apologizing to British grime artist Stormzy, who pulled out of an appearance after accusing security staff of racial profiling.Snowbombing festival organizers said security responded Wednesday night to a report that an individual at the show in Mayrhofen had a weapon, and a small number of ...

Arkansas governor to sign anti-‘sanctuary cities’ bill

U.S. 04/10/19, 21:56

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he'll sign legislation cutting off funding to "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities despite the Republican's objections that the measure could open the door to racial profiling. The governor announced he would sign the measure, which would also prevent cities from blocking ...

California police report almost no racial profiling

U.S. 03/10/19, 11:16

California's first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling complaints against police produced numbers so unrealistically small that the board overseeing the tally wants departments to make changes to encourage more people to come forward.The panel's most recent report found 17 percent of California's law enforcement agencies reported not a single complaint ...

Michigan officer on leave amid uproar over veteran detention

U.S. 02/28/19, 11:22

A western Michigan police officer has been placed on administrative leave after activists accused him of racial profiling by notifying immigration officials about the arrest of a mentally ill Latino war veteran who is actually a U.S. citizen.Grand Rapids City Manager Mark Washington on Thursday announced Lt. Curt VanderKooi's leave ...

Michigan police knocked over role in veteran’s detention

U.S. 02/27/19, 13:49

Activists are calling for the firing of a western Michigan police officer whom they accuse of racial profiling by notifying immigration officials about the arrest of a mentally ill Latino war veteran who is actually a U.S. citizen.Immigration and Customs Enforcement held Jilmar Ramos-Gomez for three days in December before ...

Montana women sue border patrol over racial profiling claims

U.S. 02/14/19, 15:32

Two Montana women questioned by a U.S. border agent who overheard them speaking Spanish in a convenience store sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Thursday, saying the agent illegally detained them without reason.The agent held Ana Suda and Martha Hernandez for 40 minutes in a parking lot in the ...

Reputation for bias dogs Arizona agency even after Arpaio

Politics 12/04/18, 01:03

Two years after defeating longtime metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Paul Penzone is steadily making progress in carrying out a massive court-ordered overhaul of a beleaguered agency that was found to have racially profiled Latinos. The new sheriff has improved compliance with the overhaul and taken far more steps to repair ...

Deadline looms for Latinos detained by Arpaio’s officers

U.S. 11/30/18, 17:45

Latinos who were illegally detained when then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio defied a court order face a Monday deadline to apply for taxpayer-funded compensation for the harm they suffered from his acknowledged disobedience. Fewer people than expected applied for compensation from a $500,000 court-ordered fund created after Arpaio defied a 2011 ...

Longtime leader of ACLU’s Southern California chapter dies

U.S. 11/03/18, 22:56

Ramona Ripston, a longtime activist who built up the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California into a major organization, has died. She was 91.Ripston died Saturday at her home after several years of illness, said David Colker, a spokesman for the chapter.As executive director of the ACLU SoCal from ...

Oregonians deciding fate of pioneering sanctuary state law

Texas 10/25/18, 09:37

Delmiro Trevino, a U.S. citizen born in Texas, was waiting for a meal in a restaurant in Independence, Oregon, in 1977 when three sheriff's deputies and a policewoman demanded he show documents proving he was an American."I was ashamed. It wasn't right, what they were doing," Trevino, now 67 with ...

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