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Couple forced into strip-search over $3 earrings

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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. 

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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. 

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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 […]

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Update: Philadelphia DA to investigate stop-and-frisk injury claim

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said that his office would investigate 16-year-old Darrin Manning’s claim that a female police officer seriously injured his testicles during a stop-and-frisk. During a news conference on Thursday, Williams said, “when allegations are made about misconduct from a police officer, it erodes the public’s trust of law enforcement.”

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New York stop-and-frisk appeal on hold

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a road map to end New York City’s appeal of a judge’s stop-and-frisk ruling. De Blasio’s announcement means that the city believes what Michael Bloomberg did not— that the previous administration abused stop-and-frisk policing.  The practice has long been criticized for racially profiling minorities. 

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16-year-old says he suffered serious injuries during stop-and-frisk, arrest

A 16-year-old Philadelphia charter school student is recovering from serious injuries caused by police. Darrin Manning suffered serious injuries to his genitals during the stop-and-frisk, which led to the teen being sent to the hospital.

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Charges dropped, residents released from jail after ‘cocaine’ proves to be soap

New York police have dropped charges against two New York residents who spent almost a month in jail for allegedly harboring cocaine. Tests confirmed two kilograms seized from the pair by police was actually soap.

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Miami-area Police chief resigns after racial profiling charges surface

Miami Gardens Police Chief Matthew Boyd resigned Wednesday after allegations that officers in his department systematically harassed, intimidated and racial profiled citizens. Boyd has denied the allegations which were brought to light two weeks ago after surveillance video footage captured by a convenience store clerk showed police unjustly stopping innocent black men. The Quickstop owner […]

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‘Bill of Rights’ created to stop racial profiling

Civil rights leaders and retail executives met Monday to announce a “bill of rights” for shoppers. The list comes after a string of controversial claims made by African American customers while shopping at high-end retail stores in New York City.

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Black police officer says she was racially profiled, falsely arrested by white cops while off duty

  A black police officer says she was improperly charged with resisting arrest by two white officers from her own department last week. Officer Delores Sharp, a 19-year veteran of the Nassau County Police Department, said she immediately identified herself as an officer during the Nov. 29 confrontation with an officer while she was shopping […]

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