Barneys racial profiling fall-out continues as two former security workers will give New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman an insider’s view of store policies. The two men, identified as Raymel Cardona and Aaron Argueta, will bolster the accusations of Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips of racial profiling of black shoppers.
The two former workers — with 30 combined years of experience in security — say an aggressive loss prevention program at the flagship store on Madison Ave. led to more customer complaints of profiling, one source said.
Barneys has said the two men were “disgruntled employees” fired for cause — a charge their attorney angrily denied.
Cardona worked as an assistant manager for loss prevention, while Argueta was once a plainclothes security guard, their attorney said. Source: NY Daily News
Eric Schneiderman said the cops and the stores may have been working together to racially profile black shoppers. We will see how this turns out, but something tells me that this isn’t just happening in New York City. It’s happening all over the country.