p5rn7vb

All Topics

Tag Archives: racial profiling

News Flash

Television producer Charles Belk arrested for ‘walking while black’

belk

TV producer Charles Belk, 51, was arrested by the Beverly Hills Police Department for “walking while black.” Belk, who was in the area covering the Emmys, was walking from a restaurant to his cars when he was surrounded by 6 police cars, told to sit on the curb, then handcuffed. Belk wrote a Facebook post about his […]

Read the rest



News Flash

Op-ed: America Is Not For Black People

copps

The following post was written by Greg Howard. It originally appears on Deadspin under the title, “America Is Not For Black People.” By: Greg Howard The United States of America is not for black people. We know this, and then we put it out of our minds, and then something happens to remind us. Saturday, […]

Read the rest



News Flash

New app helps determine ‘sketchy’ neighborhoods

SketchFactor is now available in app stores. The app uses user data to determine the “sketchiness” of certain neighborhoods and areas. Despite the fact that the racial makeup of an area will more than likely play a part in which areas are deemed “sketchy” by users, the app is a finalist for the NYC BigApps competition, and […]

Read the rest



Featured Post
[photo of Rae Kae]
All posts by Rae Kae »

Dress Code or Racial Profiling? Bar Louie Offends Customers

  I understand that businesses want to protect their brand, but are they protecting their band or racially profiling? When can racial profiling be justly called? From personal experience, I can say that some businesses would rather lose a few customers than to open their minds and doors to a more diverse crowd. I remember […]

Read the rest



News Flash

Detroit lawyer racially profiled at Talbots

Portia Roberson, a Detroit lawyer, is the latest black person to be racially profiled while shopping. Roberson went to a suburban Detroit Talbots store to return items. Before she returned them, however, she wanted to try them on. According to her Facebook post, when Roberson emerged from the dressing room, she was confronted by police officers.

Read the rest



News Flash

A victory for stop-and-frisk protesters

A State Supreme Court Justice has ruled that city police unions cannot block a local law that makes it easier for the public to sue police for racial profiling. Judge Anil Singh upheld the Community Safety Act passed by the City Council last year. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Police indicted in shooting death of 2 unarmed suspects, 137 bullets fired

Six Cleveland Police officers were indicted Friday on charges related to a car chase that resulted in 137 bullets being fired into a car with 2 unarmed suspects in it. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Couple forced into strip-search over $3 earrings

Y-Beauty-supply-lead

A Houston couple says they were intimidated into a strip search over $3 earrings while shopping at a local beauty supply store. Deadra Pattum and her fiance John Marsden say they were humiliated inside of Y Beauty Supply when they stopped by to purchase some hair extensions. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Man blows 0.0 on Breathalyzer, still arrested for drunk driving

Police in Texas are defending a drunk driving arrest of a man whose Breathalyzer and blood test showed zero evidence of intoxication. Larry Davis was arrested Jan. 13, 2013 by Austin police after running a stop sign. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Video highlights different reactions when black, white man break into vehicle

When Jason Roberts, a white man, attempted to break into his car in broad daylight for an experiment, no one batted an eye. But video footage captured by the Simple Misfits creator shows just how much race and skin color matter when executing such a task. Roberts, along with his friend Quinton, recorded themselves attempting to […]

Read the rest