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  • Judge rejects profiling suit against Border Patrol in Ohio

    02/26/2016 7:56:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2016 10:19 AM EST | John Seewer
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing U.S. Border Patrol agents who watch over Ohio near the Canadian border of routinely engaging in racial profiling to round up Hispanics. [...] U.S. District Court Judge Jack Zouhary said race didn't play a role in the eight encounters with agents cited in the lawsuit. Two groups that work with Hispanics and migrant workers in Ohio sued the Border Patrol over what they say was a pattern of profiling over six years. They also accused agents of using racially offensive and "dehumanizing" terms to describe Hispanics. An attorney with the U.S. Justice...
  • NYC yellow taxi driver accused of refusing ride to weatherman Al Roker fined $500

    01/12/2016 7:46:12 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/12/16 | Dan Good
    The cabbie accused of snubbing famed weatherman Al Roker has pleaded guilty to a service refusal violation and was fined $500, according to the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission. Rahman faced heavy penalties plus a possible 30-day suspension after Roker complained on Twitter in November that a taxi snubbed him and his 13-year-old son for being black — in favor of a white fare a block away. The driver also settled a refusal allegation in May for $200, according to the Taxi and Limousine Commission. "This happens to folks of color every day," Roker said following the incident. "And while...
  • Federal Judge Who Outlawed Racial Profiling is Victim of Black Mob Violence

    12/13/2015 11:55:09 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 114 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 11, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    Federal Judge Susan Dlott wrote the book on racial profiling in 2002. Last week, she ripped it into one million tiny pieces when three black people broke into her $8 million Cincinnati home and started beating her and her 79-year old husband. "There's three black men with guns at our house," Dlott told a 911 operator after she escaped the home invasion and ran to her neighbor's house one mile away. And just in case the operator did not hear her the first time, Dlott said it again: "My husband and the dogs are still there. There are three black...
  • Dead Suspect's Father: He's Muslim and 'Very Religious'

    12/03/2015 4:56:11 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 123 replies
    News Max ^ | 12/2/2015 | Todd Beamon
    A man who was linked Wednesday to the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings was described by someone who identified himself as his father as a Muslim who was "very religious." NBC News has reported that one of the suspects killed by police after the shootings at the Inland Regional Center is Syed Farook. Farook and a woman were killed in a gunfight with police in nearby Redlands after the rampage at the center that killed 14 people and wounded 17 others. San Bernardino County records showed that someone with that name was an employee at the county's Environmental Health Department. The...
  • Who's Responsible?

    10/28/2015 4:57:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 28, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Hillary Clinton told a mixed audience, "I mean, if we're honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear". Before we get into the nuts and bolts of that observation, I'd like to ask a question. Would well-meaning, open-minded white people have a similar fear at the sight of an elderly black man using a walker and wearing a hoodie? Whether we like it or not, easily observed physical characteristics -- such as race, sex, height and age -- convey information. That's because there...
  • N.J. courts put on notice over racism as judge cites juror’s bias while overturning carjacking case

    09/03/2015 4:41:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies
    bergen record ^ | 08.31.15 | SALVADOR RIZZO
    A state appeals court voiced deep concerns Monday about “racial profiling” during criminal trials in New Jersey and directed judges in lower courts to instantly remove any jurors who display conscious or subconscious racist beliefs. The directive stems from a case that resulted in the convictions of two black men imprisoned in 2012 for carjacking a luxury sedan. At their trial, one juror had revealed a “subliminal” and “deeply-rooted, latent racial bias” against African-Americans, said the appeals panel, which overturned the verdict and ordered new court proceedings for both men.“Racial bias is repugnant to any notion of fairness or...
  • The Farcical Ferguson Report

    03/12/2015 5:59:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 12, 2015 | Larry Elder
    The NBA consists of 76 percent black players. But blacks are just 13 percent of the country. Clearly, the league engages in racial discrimination against whites. Silly, right? Well, this is exactly what the sleight-of-hand Department of Justice pulled off to find that the Ferguson Police Department engages in "implicit and explicit racial bias"! The report insults anybody who's ever studied the statistics - or logic. The 105-page report concludes: "Ferguson's law enforcement practices are shaped by the City's focus on revenue rather than by public safety needs. This emphasis on revenue has compromised the institutional character of Ferguson's police...
  • Obama Says Other Police Departments Are Racist In First Remarks On Ferguson

    03/06/2015 11:02:09 AM PST · by Steelfish · 104 replies
    DailyMail(UK) ^ | March 06, 2015
    Obama Says Other Police Departments Are Racist In First Remarks On Ferguson President Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement. Obama said improving civil rights and civil liberties with police is one of the areas that 'requires collective action and mobilization' 50 years after pivotal civil rights marches brought change to the country. The president made his first remarks about this week's Justice Department report of racial bias in Ferguson, which found officers routinely...
  • Walter Williams: Should Profiling Be Banned?

    12/16/2014 10:22:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 17, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    Last week, the Obama administration announced new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement. Before deciding whether this is good or bad policy, we might try to develop a description/definition of racial profiling or any other kind of profiling. A good definition of profiling in general is the use of an easily observed physical characteristic as a guess for some other, difficult-to-observe characteristic. The reason people profile is that information is costly and they seek methods to economize on information costs. One way to do that is through profiling. Imagine a chief of police in a city where there...
  • Eric Holder to release new racial profiling guidance

    12/08/2014 7:04:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/08/2014 | Paula Reid
    Attorney General Eric Holder will announce the Justice Department's release of its long-awaited revised racial profiling guidance for federal law enforcement on Monday. In 2003, the Justice Department issued its first racial profiling guidance under former Attorney General John Ashcroft. That guidance banned profiling based on race and ethnicity, but granted exceptions for national security and border protection. Civil rights groups considered the exceptions a kind of permission to discriminate especially against Muslims in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The newly revised guidance will expand the characteristics it protects -- beyond race and ethnicity -- to include bans...
  • Policework Without Profiling Is Like Insurance Without Actuarial Tables

    12/05/2014 9:52:13 AM PST · by IChing · 3 replies ^ | 12/5/14 | Donald Joy
    Sleazy race-agitators like Eric Holder and Barack Obama want you to think that America has a malignant, systemic problem of mostly white police departments unfairly targeting blacks, while somehow also keeping many blacks from becoming cops themselves. From that same timeworn narrative they’d have us all believe that any and all troubles faced by any black person today are, and always will be, attributable to some feature of the existence of white people on this planet throughout history. This carefully orchestrated mass-hallucination has many names, among them the modern sophists’ favorites: ‘disparate impact doctrine’ and ‘critical race theory.’ Despite even...
  • BAMN interrupts U-M Board of Regents meeting with protest that turns physical

    11/20/2014 1:10:01 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 28 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jeremy Allen
    About 25 members of the pro-affirmative action group By Any Means Necessary -- also known as BAMN - broke out with chants of "Minority enrollment's been going down, open it up or we'll shut it down" and "We don't need another committee, open it up to Detroit city," during the University of Michigan's Board of Regents meeting Thursday afternoon. The chants quickly turned physical as the protester pressed forward toward the regents. Security responded and the group continued to press forward as multiple protesters were forced to the ground after refusing to back down and move their protest out of...
  • American Airlines flight crew shuts sick Texas passenger in lavatory [claims of racism]

    10/17/2014 9:37:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 17, 2014 | Dane Schiller
    A University of Texas professor said Friday that she was "disgusted" on an American Airlines flight as the crew, fearing the spread of Ebola, kept a woman who had vomited shut in the plane's bathroom. "I was outraged by what I saw," said Martha Selby, who is the head of the Austin university's Asian Studies Department. Selby was on Flight 2325 Thursday evening from Dallas-Fort Worth to Chicago as she made her way to an academic conference. "She was making her way to the bathroom and vomited in the aisle," Selby recalled. "The flight attendants, I think, over-reacted completely. It...
  • ACLU accuses Boston police of racial profiling

    10/09/2014 6:26:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 9, 2014
    Blacks are more likely to be stopped and frisked by Hub cops in a “problematic pattern” that stops short of “widespread” racial profiling, according to the researcher whose findings the ACLU cited in an explosive report on Boston police tactics.
  • Barneys To Pay $525K In NY Shopper-Profiling Probe

    08/11/2014 9:50:36 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 17 replies ^ | 11 August 2014 | Jennifer Peltz
    New York - Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year.
  • First Annual Trayvon Martin Day Rallies Against Racial Profiling and Guns

    07/21/2014 2:25:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 20, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    On Saturday, 200 people marched through the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles protesting racial profiling and gun violence on the first anniversary of the verdict acquitting George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin. The crowd, led by Trayvon Martin’s parents, carried banners and chanted, “What do we want?... Justice. What do we want?… Justice.” According to CBS2 Los Angeles, the rally was organized by the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which states on its website that its purpose is to “create awareness of how violent crime impacts the families of the victims and to provide support and advocacy for those families in response...
  • Attorney for Trayvon Martin takes on Bellaire police shooting

    05/12/2014 6:50:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2014 | Brian Rogers
    Pastors, legislators and the civil rights attorney who represented Trayvon Martin's family against George Zimmerman last year vowed Monday to get justice for Robbie Tolan, the former minor league baseball player who was shot by a Bellaire police sergeant in 2008. "The Supreme Court said that this should go to a jury," lawyer Benjamin Crump told a crowd of more than 100 people at a press conference announcing he had been hired by Tolan and his parents. "If this could happen to a model family, like this, it could happen to anyone here." Tolan and his family, who are black,...
  • Arpaio Ready to Accept Racial Profiling Ruling: Documents

    04/15/2014 7:11:43 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies ^ | 04/15/2014 | M. Alex Johnson
    The self-styled "toughest sheriff in America" is prepared to accept a federal judge's finding that he and his Arizona department racially profiled Latinos in violation of the U.S. Constitution, court documents showed Monday. Attorneys for Maricopa County submitted a draft "corrective statement" (PDF) in U.S. District Court in Phoenix acknowledging that the judge had found constitutional violations and stipulating that Joe Arpaio, the county's swaggering sheriff for more than 20 years, wouldn't appeal some of the findings. The turnabout is a dramatic one for the 80-year-old Arpaio, who's insisted that his department never racially profiled Latinos as illegal immigrants while...
  • The Progressive Mind, 140 Characters At A Time

    02/02/2014 6:19:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | February 2, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    That the media of old is dead comes as a surprise to no one. All pretense of objectivity is gone. When a media orgy breaks out over a progressive activist blogger with no journalistic background leaving the once-credible Washington Post to start a “news organization” that seeks resumes of like-minded progressives who “share our passion for fixing the news,” we can say without reservation that the media shark has been jumped. Oddly enough, I agree with the idea of “fixing the news,” though I suspect I disagree with progressives on how to do that. I’d re-impose standards and require objectivity....

    01/08/2014 6:02:42 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    he Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules. Civil rights advocates have long said that a "school-to-prison" pipeline stems from overly zealous school discipline policies targeting black and Hispanic students that bring them out of school and into the court system. Attorney General Eric Holder said the problem often stems from well intentioned "zero-tolerance" policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems. Zero tolerance policies, a tool that became popular in the 1990s,...
  • U.S. acts to keep minority, disabled students out of jail

    01/07/2014 11:07:46 PM PST · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    (Reuters) - The Justice and Education departments unveiled guidelines on Wednesday to prevent schools from violating civil rights laws and keep students out of jail after data found minorities and the disabled were more likely than others to face discipline or arrest. Attorney General Eric Holder said the guidelines were aimed at giving direction to school law enforcement officers, protecting the civil rights of students, and keeping kids in the classroom.
  • Jindal: DOJ 'More Interested In Skin Color' Than Education

    01/08/2014 6:31:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jeryl Bier
    In November, the Obama Justice Department dropped a lawsuit aimed at stopping a school voucher program in Louisiana. The Louisiana Scholarship Program is intended to give students in failing public schools a chance to attend better schools, including private ones. Justice tried to block the program on the basis that it may have violated a 1975 federal desegregation order. The case began to heat up when Republican governor Bobby Jindal, joined by some parents of students (chiefly minorities) who had benefited from the voucher program, began a defense in the courts. Justice then filed a motion contesting the parents' standing...
  • Holder's New School Discipline Guidelines: Stop Targeting Minorities

    01/08/2014 3:11:18 PM PST · by EinNYC · 38 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    WASHINGTON The Obama administration is urging schools to abandon overly zealous discipline policies that civil rights advocates have long said lead to a school-to-prison pipeline that discriminates against minority students. The wide-ranging series of guidelines issued Wednesday in essence tells schools that they must adhere to the principle of fairness and equity in student discipline or face strong action if they don't. The American Civil Liberties Union called the recommendations "ground-breaking."
  • Putting the Chill on Discipline: Institutionalized Racism

    01/09/2014 4:37:38 AM PST · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    am thinker ^ | 1/9/14 | j robert smith
    The Associated Press, via Breitbart, reports that Attorney General Eric Holder wants public schools to back off zero tolerance policies that he alleges discriminates against minority students. Putting a chill on discipline and stymieing schools from ousting miscreants means lots of public schools -- particularly inner-city ones -- will do even less educating. Holder 's guidelines aim at halting "targeting minorities," but, practically, will accomplish defining deviancy downward yet again in urban minority-dominated schools -- that's mostly black and Hispanic kids from broken families and single-parent households. The A.G.'s guidelines are another tacit admission that there are enormous dysfunctions in...

    01/09/2014 8:08:37 AM PST · by shortstop · 37 replies ^ | 01/09/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Now the federal government wants to run the classroom. Not just what’s taught, who gets tested for what or what gets served for lunch, but who gets punished for what and how. Now Washington dictates on discipline. That was the clear word out of Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore yesterday as the attorney general and secretary of education announced new federal guidelines and mandates on school discipline. The goal? To disrupt the “school-to-prison pipeline” which Eric Holder and Arne Duncan say plagues our nation. Specifically, to eliminate what they call racial disparities in discipline. It turns out that black...
  • Experts slam DOJ letter telling schools to implement race-based punishments

    01/10/2014 9:47:53 AM PST · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10 Jan 2014 | Robby Soave
    Education experts decried a new memo from the Departments of Justice and Education that instructs public schools throughout the country to cease punishing disruptive students if they fall into certain racial categories, such as black or Hispanic. The letter, released on Wednesday, states that it is a violation of federal law for schools to punish certain races more than others, even if those punishments stem from completely neutral rules. For example, equal numbers of black students and white students should be punished for tardiness, even if black students are more often tardy than white students. (RELATED: DOJ to schools: It’s...
  • Education Experts Blast DOJ's Apparent Call For Race-Based System Of Punishment Of Schoolkids

    01/11/2014 10:07:00 AM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-11-2014 | Fox News
    <p>Attorney General Eric Holder recently made comments suggesting that Zero Tolerance policies in US schools place minority students at an unfair advantage.</p> <p>Education experts blasted a recent Department of Justice directive, which they say seems to advocate a racial quota system for punishing school kids for such transgressions as being late or chewing gum in class.</p>
  • Justice Department will revise its stance on racial profiling

    01/16/2014 5:28:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | January 16, 2014 | Staff
    Under pressure from civil rights groups and Congressional Democrats, the Justice Department will revise its stance on racial profiling, reports The New York Times. That revision will restrict officials from considering religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation in their investigations. The Justice Department has been working on the revision for several years. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder himself has spoken out about his intention to modify the Department's definition of racial profiling, including in a 2010 speech where he pledged to end racial profiling "once and for all." "Racial profiling is wrong. It can leave a lasting scar on...
  • Bill of rights to protect black shoppers from racial profiling at luxury retail stores

    12/10/2013 7:14:21 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 37 replies
    Daily News ^ | 12/9/2013
    Civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Al Sharpton and retail executives have hammered out a list of rules that will be tacked up inside stores to ensure that black shoppers will not be racially profiled and targeted just for buying a pricey item. Six weeks after the Daily News reported on a series of racial-profiling allegations from black shoppers, a coalition of high-end retailers and civil rights leaders came up with a “bill of rights” to protect customers from “shop-and-frisk” practices. The list was released to the media after getting final approval Monday morning at a meeting that included...
  • Rally For Gun Background Checks Quickly Becomes Pro-Gun Event (Mayors Against Illegal Guns)

    08/31/2013 11:38:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    WBNS-TV ^ | August 30, 2013 | Jim Heath
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) COLUMBUS, Ohio - It was a rally organized by gun-control supporters, but by the end, it looked more like an NRA rally. "As a gun owner, I'm a responsible person and I think it's responsible to ask to have all gun owners have a background check," said Blanche Luczyk. "It's just common sense. Any responsible person who is willing to take the ownership of a gun should be willing to have that background check." Luczyk was one of a half dozen members of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns who hosted the rally in the Arena District on Friday....
  • Racial Profiling Bill Gets Another Chance Because of Trayvon Martin (End Racial Profiling Act)

    07/30/2013 11:15:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | July 30, 2013 | Lauren Fox
    Trayvon Martin's father Tracy arrives at a Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys forum Wednesday, July 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill. Rep. Conyers, D-Mich., introduced the End Racial Profiling Act Tuesday, July 30, 2013, alongside longtime supporter Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.Democrats in Congress hope the Travyon Martin tragedy can help them accomplish something they have worked on for years to no avail: an end to racial profiling. "Trayvon is one of too many individuals across the country who have been victimized by a perception of criminality simply because of their race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. These individuals are...
  • Thanks, Chris Matthews, But You Can Keep It

    07/24/2013 8:25:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 7/23/13 | Hassan Nurullah
    I am sure there will be many commentaries from the right this weekend opening with Chris Matthew’s self-righteous apology on behalf of “all white people” for the incidents of racial profiling black men have had to endure in the United States. As a Christian American black man, I feel the need to respond individually to Mr. Matthews: You can keep it! I am not interested in empty gestures. “But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden.” Galatians 6:4,5 I...
  • Disobeying the Neighborhood Watch Rule to 'Stay In Your Car'

    07/24/2013 11:28:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies ^ | July 24, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    The polarizing racial and legal debate over George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida has been turned into a national political issue that's not going away anytime soon. President Obama's made sure of that in his public plea to the nation Friday to "do some soul-searching" over what led to the killing of this 17-year-old and whether we can "learn some lessons from this and move in a positive direction." I've been one of Obama's persistent policy critics from the beginning of his presidency. But I have to say I found his measured,...
  • Profiling

    07/24/2013 4:34:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | July 24, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    In the wake of the shooting of a Nazi officer, Police Capt. Louis Renault played by Claude Rains in the 1942 movie "Casablanca," ordered his men to "round up the usual suspects." Was Renault engaging in some sort of profiling? He may have been, but what is profiling? Let's look at it. We can think of profiling as a method to economize on information costs by using easily observed physical characteristics as a proxy for some other characteristic more difficult or costlier to observe. For example, say you seek to hire people to manually unload trucks containing heavy merchandise. I'm...
  • The President's Take on Race

    07/23/2013 6:03:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 23, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    President Obama rarely misses an opportunity to insert himself into an issue. Last Friday, he appeared in the White House press room to comment on the George Zimmerman verdict. The president said he could have been Trayvon Martin. Not likely, given his private schooling and the way he was fast-tracked to success. The president said the history of African-Americans partially explains the way many black people view the case. He spoke of blacks hearing car doors lock as they cross the street and of white women who clutch their purses tightly when a black person enters an elevator. Then he...
  • Racial Profiling in the Heartland (Indianapolis will profile this year's Black Expo)

    07/18/2013 10:48:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | July 19, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    Eric Holder is going to hate this. The same day the Attorney General was condemning the “underlying attitudes, mistaken beliefs and stereotypes” that create racial strife, the City of Indianapolis was implementing the single largest case of racial profiling in the history of this country. This Friday and Saturday night, the streets of downtown Indianapolis will be full from some of the 250,000 black people attending the annual Indiana Black Expo. Much like George Zimmerman knew that black people were responsible for a crime wave in his town, city officials “know” the Black Expo has a ten-year history of intense...
  • Black Dems ready racial profiling bill in response to Florida verdict

    07/17/2013 1:11:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/17/13 | Mike Lillis
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are readying a flurry of bills in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal on charges in last year’s fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. The lawmakers are drafting proposals intended to rein in racial profiling; scrap state stand-your-ground laws; and promote better training for the nation’s neighborhood watch volunteers, among other anti-violence measures. . . . Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), head of the CBC, decried “the presumption of guilt so often associated with people of color.” . . . [Rep. Frederica] Wilson said she’s also working on legislation offering financial incentives to states that repeal...
  • Zimmerman and Martin – who profiled whom?

    07/10/2013 10:30:40 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Why did the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case become a national obsession? After all, about 14,000 murders take place every year in America. In just one city, Chicago, President Barack Obama’s adopted hometown, murders are on pace to reach around 400, down 27 percent from last year but on par with 2011. In 2012, only 26 percent of homicides were “cleared,” meaning the case was closed, with or without the killer being arrested or charged. That Martin, a black person, was killed by Zimmerman, described as a white Hispanic, is rare. Most homicides are same-race crimes. Most black killers kill other...
  • Mayor Bloomberg on Stop-and-Frisk: ‘Disproportionately Stop Whites Too Much, Minorities Too Little’

    06/28/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Politicker ^ | June 28, 2013 10:07 am | Colin Campbell
    On the defense after the City Council passed a pair of bills designed to curb the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk tactic and other alleged abuses, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that his critics had it backwards when they accuse the police of stopping too many black and Latino men. In fact, he bluntly declared the opposite to be true if viewed through a lens of who commits murders. “I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little,” Mr. Bloomberg argued during his Friday morning WOR radio show with John Gambling. “It’s exactly the reverse of what they say....
  • Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to appeal ruling in racial profiling case

    05/25/2013 11:26:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2013
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that his agency systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people. Tim Casey, the lead attorney representing America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in the case, said an appeal of the finding that the agency racially profiles people was planned in the next 30 days. The decision by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in Phoenix backs up years of allegations from Arpaio’s critics who say his officers violate the constitutional rights of Latinos in relying on race...
  • Sotomayor cites Boston on perils of profiling

    05/03/2013 8:32:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2013 10:52 PM EDT | Dan Elliott
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Thursday the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings shows how difficult and sensitive the issue of racial profiling can be. Speaking with young students in Denver, Sotomayor noted that some people asked whether authorities had done enough to track the two suspects, both ethnic Chechens. “Is that profiling? Could be,” she said. “Is it something you just can't ignore? Maybe sometimes not.” …
  • Immigration bill bans racial profiling by federal law enforcement

    04/17/2013 1:21:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 17, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The immigration bill senators introduced Wednesday bans racial profiling by federal law enforcement officers in most routine encounters, such as traffic stops. Under current federal law and court precedents, racial discrimination is illegal — but there is no specific ban on racial profiling by federal officers. But buried inside the 844-page Senate immigration bill is a section specifically prohibiting the use of race or ethnicity as a factor in “routine or spontaneous law enforcement decisions, such as ordinary traffic stops.” Still, that language already represents a compromise. An earlier draft of the bill, reviewed by The Washington Times, had applied...
  • MSNBC Guest Says We Should Profile ‘White Men’ as School Shooters

    12/16/2012 9:05:46 PM PST · by massmike · 68 replies ^ | 12/16/2012 | Mytheos Holt
    If you thought the Newtown, Connecticut shooting was one place where a refuge from racial politics could be found, you were deeply mistaken. At least one commentator on MSNBC is determined to bring the subject up. In a conversation on MSNBC’s Up With Chris Hayes, Salon columnist David Sirota argued that the discussion surrounding the shooting in Newtown has been spared a larger degree of ugliness by the fact that the shooter in this case – Adam Lanza – was a white man. However, Sirota did not see this as a positive. Rather, he saw it as evidence that America...
  • Trial sets off debate on racial profiling

    05/28/2012 1:28:55 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 24 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | January 21, 2000 | Steve Warmbir
    The buzzword in police stations and courtrooms this week is racial profiling -- the practice by police of stopping drivers based solely on the color of their skin. The issue has been spotlighted after a federal court judge asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Mount Prospectr police department of possibly racially targeting Hispanic drivers and violating their civil rights. The allegations of racial profiling arose during a trial in federal cour in which a former Mount Prospect police officer was awarded $1.2 million for being discriminated against. He was fired in 1995. The outcome has raised the...
  • Placing Black Hoodlums Above the Law

    04/13/2012 12:00:58 PM PDT · by massmike · 17 replies ^ | 04/13/2012 | n/a
    As the railroading of George Zimmerman makes clear, we are all equal, but black hoodlums are a lot more equal than half-Jewish “white” Hispanics. They may soon become more equal still: When a 911 caller reported gunfire in the Ferndale community last month, he didn’t imagine that his description of the shooter would renew claims of racial profiling against the North Charleston Police Department. The resident, who is black, told a dispatcher that the gunman had dreadlocks in his hair, but in an interview Wednesday with The Post and Courier, he said it could have been “twists, braids or dreads.”...
  • Profiling

    03/28/2012 6:01:19 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 28 replies ^ | March 28, 2012 | Walter E. Williams
    Right now, there isn't enough known about the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a black, by a 28-year-old part-Hispanic, during his neighborhood watch tour in an Orlando, Fla., suburb. If evidence emerges that Zimmerman's actions were not justified, he should be prosecuted and punished; however, there's a larger issue that few people understand or have the courage to acknowledge, namely that black and young has become synonymous with crime and, hence, suspicion. To make that connection does not make one a racist. Let's look at it. Twelve years ago, a black Washington, D.C., commissioner warned cabbies,...
  • Judges orders millions paid in NYC firefighter bias case

    03/09/2012 4:29:03 AM PST · by Abathar · 13 replies ^ | Thu March 8, 2012 | Rose Arce
    (CNN) -- A U.S. district judge ordered New York City to pay $128 million in to firefighters who allege the city used an entrance exam that deliberately sought to keep African-Americans and Latino Americans off the force. The judge also ordered the FDNY to hire 293 black and Latino applicants. "It has been in the city's power to prevent or remedy the need for damages proceedings for a decade, and it has not done so," U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garufis said in his ruling on the class action lawsuit. He called it the "consequences of the city's decision to...
  • Minority Feelings and Violent Facts

    07/08/2011 11:20:24 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | John T. Bennett
    How did we reach the point where the only group whose feelings need to be consulted are minorities? Liberalism. Part of liberalism is the notion that minorities need special help, attention, and heightened sensitivity. Along with that, liberalism promotes white guilt and the peculiar desire to "help people" at any cost. The result is that the media gives credence and coverage to mere feelings when real people are being attacked. Of course, the worse the violence gets, the more sensitive we'll have to be. The flash mobs and mob attacks will require the utmost sensitivity from us, as they are...
  • VIDEO DEBATE: Airports Should Use Racial And Religious Profiling (49 percent says YES)

    12/01/2010 9:03:58 PM PST · by damonw · 7 replies
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 12/01/10 | Damon
    A group of six experts recently took on the subject of profiling at an Intelligence Squared U.S. event. It was three against three in an Oxford-style debate on the motion “U.S. Airports Should Use Racial And Religious Profiling". Before the debate, the audience voted 37 percent in favor of the motion and 33 percent against, with 30 percent undecided. Afterward, the group arguing for the motion had shifted the most minds — 49 percent of the audience said that “U.S. Airports Should Use Racial And Religious Profiling,” while 40 percent were against. Eleven percent remained undecided.
  • VIDEOS: Muslim Asra Nomani says U.S. Airports should use Racial and Religious Profiling

    11/30/2010 8:54:43 PM PST · by damonw · 5 replies
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 11/30/10 | Damon
    Asra Nomani argues that the Muslim Community has failed to police itself and that as a Muslim woman she reluctantly feels that it is necessary to use profiling. Nomani from The Daily Beast hits the nail on the head with one statement to CNN, which is that the current security situation is set up more to offend everyone equally than to actually catch terrorists. (continued)