Racial Profiling

Phoenix Police Department Sgt. Kevin Johnson shows off the new Axon Body 2 body camera after demonstrating to fellow officers how the camera works as another precinct gets their cameras assigned to them Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Phoenix. Although body-worn cameras are becoming a police standard nationwide, Phoenix was among the last big departments to adopt their widespread use. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
July 06, 2019 - 6:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer yelled obscenities and forced an unarmed black man suspected of shoplifting up against a patrol car. Another aimed his gun at the man's pregnant fiancee, ordering her out of the car with the couple's two small children. Dramatic video of the confrontation...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013, file photo, Missouri Sen. Eric Schmitt, leads a meeting at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. A new report shows that black drivers in Missouri are 91% more likely than white motorists to be pulled over by police. Newly collected data released by Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt shows that African-American drivers are even more likely to be stopped in the communities where they live. The data shows that's the greatest disparity recorded in the nearly two decades since the state first began compiling data. (Kile Brewer/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)
June 10, 2019 - 2:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A report from Missouri's attorney general shows that black drivers across the state are 91% more likely than white motorists to be pulled over by police and newly collected data shows that African-Americans are even more likely to be stopped in many communities where they...
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Barnard College video
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April 15, 2019 - 9:09 am
The president of Barnard College is apologizing to a Columbia University student seen pinned down by security officers in a viral video that has sparked allegations of racial profiling.
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, British grime artist Stormzy performs at the Brit Awards 2018 in London. The Austrian music Snowbombing festival in Mayrhofen, Austria, is apologizing to Stormzy, who pulled out of an appearance on Wednesday April 10, 2019, after accusing security staff of racial profiling. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, file)
April 12, 2019 - 4:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — 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...
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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks to reporters in his office at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, April 10, 2019, about a bill prohibiting "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The governor 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. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)
April 10, 2019 - 7:55 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — 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...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook was charged with discrimination by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development because of its ad-targeting system. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 28, 2019 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government charged Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination Thursday for allegedly allowing landlords and real estate brokers to systematically exclude groups such as non-Christians, immigrants and minorities from seeing ads for houses and apartments. The civil...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2015 file photo, California Highway Patrol Officer J. Nelson stands outside the governor's office as protestors shouting "black lives matter" block the hallway while successfully demanding the passage of AB953, in Sacramento, Calif. 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. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
March 10, 2019 - 12:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — 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...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2018, file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone talks at anews conference in Phoenix. Penzone, who two years ago defeated longtime Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is making progress in carrying out a court-ordered overhaul of his agency after it was found to have racially profiled Latinos during his predecessor's traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Still, the agency is not close to being released from the supervision of a federal judge and does not appear to have completely stomped out its problem with biased policing. (AP Photo/Jacques Billeaud, File)
December 04, 2018 - 1:02 am
PHOENIX (AP) — 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...
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Julie Skomski checks in with a line of people behind her on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 while voting in the midterm election at the District No. 4 location at CrossWay Church in Germantown, Wis. (John R. Ehlke /West Bend Daily News via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has inspired outrage, love, fear and every emotion in between. He has also inspired record-breaking turnout at the ballot box. With votes still being counted, an estimated 113 million Americans cast ballots in the first nationwide election of the Trump...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2002 file photo, Ramona Ripston, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, at podium, announces a legal challenge to the recently enacted Aviation and Transportation Security Act, which denies qualified, lawful, permanent residents of the United States the opportunity to continue employment as screeners because they are not at the moment citizens, at the ACLU/SC in Los Angeles. Ripston, a longtime activist who built up the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California into a major organization, has died at age 91. Ripston died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at her home after several years of illness, said David Colker, a spokesman for the chapter. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
November 03, 2018 - 11:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...
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