Post Tagged with: "Racial profiling"

Ferguson Cops Capt. Rick Henke, Sgt. William Mudd Quit Over Racist Emails

Ferguson Cops Capt. Rick Henke, Sgt. William Mudd Quit Over Racist Emails

Ferguson police officers Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd resigned on Thursday, and the city’s top court clerk, Mary Ann Twitty, was fired over racist emails uncovered during an investigation by the Department of Justice. Examples of the racist emails include one sent in October 2011 that showed a […]

Michael Brown’s Parents to File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Ferguson, Darren Wilson

Michael Brown’s Parents to File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Ferguson, Darren Wilson

Michael Brown’s parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr.,  to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson and officer Darren Wilson. This comes one day after the Justice Department said it would not file federal civil rights charges against Wilson for the teen’s death. Attorneys Anthony Gray […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Michael Brown
Report: DOJ Finds No Evidence Zimmerman Intentionally Violated Trayvon Martin's Civil Rights

DOJ: George Zimmerman Won’t Face Federal Charges for Killing Trayvon Martin

ABC News is reporting that the Justice Department found no evidence George Zimmerman intentionally violated Trayvon Martin’s civil rights when he fatally shot him in Sanford, Fla. In other words, he will not face any federal charges. The teen was not armed when he was killed in February, 2012. Here’s […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Breaking News
New Rochelle Cop Holds Black Teens at Gunpoint Over Snowball Fight

New Rochelle Cop Holds Black Teens at Gunpoint Over Snowball Fight

A video has surfaced of a New Rochelle police officer holding some teenagers at gunpoint over a snowball fight. The video was posted on local news blog Talk of the Sound. The cop forced the teens to kneel on the ground and put their hands up. As he approaches the teens he shouts, […]

by · February 1, 2015 · Race in America
HBO Picks Up “Thug Music” Documentary About Jordan Davis Shooting

HBO Picks Up “Thug Music” Documentary About Jordan Davis Shooting

HBO picks up the “Thug Music” documentary, 3 1/2 Minutes about the trial for the murder of black teen Jordan Davis by Michael Dunn, in Jacksonville, Fla., in November 2012. 3 1/2 Minutes, which was directed by Marc Silver, made its premiere at the Sundance Music Festival last week. HBO bought the […]

Jeff Roorda Accused of Pushing Black Woman As Brawl Erupted at City Hall

Jeff Roorda Accused of Pushing Black Woman As Brawl Erupted at City Hall

Missouri Republican lawmaker Jeff Roorda is accused of pushing a black woman after a brawl erupted at a meeting to discuss police conduct stemming from the shooting death of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson. The meeting was held Wednesday night to address a proposed civilian oversight board that would examine the […]

by · January 29, 2015 · Breaking News, Michael Brown
NY Times’ Charles Blow “Fuming” Son Stopped at Gunpoint by Yale Cop

NY Times’ Charles Blow “Fuming” Son Stopped at Gunpoint by Yale Cop

New York Times columnist Charles Blow ranted on Twitter about his son, Tahj, allegedly being stopped at gunpoint by a Yale University cop because he “fit the description” of a suspect they were looking for: So, my son, a 3rd year chem major at Yale was just accosted – at […]

by · January 25, 2015 · Race in America
Mistrial Declared in Case of SC Ex-Police Chief Charged with Bernard Bailey’s Murder

Mistrial Declared in Case of SC Ex-Police Chief Charged with Bernard Bailey’s Murder

A judge declared a mistrial in the case of former Eutawville, SC, police chief Richard Combs for the murdered of unarmed black man, Bernard Bailey. The jury deadlocked 9-3 in favor of guilty of murder or a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter before the judge declared a mistrial. Prosecutor David […]

by · January 13, 2015 · Officer-Involved shooting
Off-Duty Black Cops in NYC Say They Experience Same Racial Profiling as Eric Garner

Off-Duty Black Cops in NYC Say They Experience Same Racial Profiling as Eric Garner

A group of black ex-cops said they have also been racially profiled while off-duty by other cops. This comes as police brutality protests rocked the U.S. following the shooting deaths of unarmed black males by white police officers. Reuters interviewed 25 African American male officers on the NYPD, 15 of […]

by · December 23, 2014 · Race in America
President Obama Recounts Personal Experiences with Racial Profiling

President Obama Recounts Personal Experiences with Racial Profiling

President Obama and the First Lady discussed their own experiences with racism with People magazine, in light of the incidents of racial profiling and the police officer-involved deaths of black males. Michelle Obama said, “I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years. Before that, […]