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Racial Profiling

Opponents of the New York Police Department’s controversial 'stop-and-frisk' policy rally on January 27, 2012 in the Bronx. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Blocks Stop-And-Frisk Changes, Removes Judge From Case

The judge had ruled that police officers violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of people by wrongly targeting black and Hispanic men with its stop-and-frisk program.

10/31/2013

Rev. Al Sharpton meets with Barneys CEO Mark Lee on Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: Al Sharpton)

Sharpton, Barneys CEO Discuss Racial Profiling During ‘Candid’ Meeting

Two black customers accused the luxury store of racial profiling last week after they said they were detained by police on suspicion of credit card fraud after lawfully purchasing expensive items.

10/29/2013

Macy's Herald Square, as seen in March 2013. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Growing Calls For Investigation Into Alleged Racial Profiling At NYC Department Stores

Brooklyn State Sen. Eric Adams wants the New York City’s Commission on Human Rights to look into reports of unfair treatment of African-American shoppers.

10/28/2013

Art Palmer and attorney Norman Siegel appear at a news conference outside Macy's in Herald Square on Oct. 27, 2013. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

2nd Macy’s Shopper Says He Was Racially Profiled By Police

Art Palmer said purchased several hundred dollars of merchandise from Macy’s in April and then was stopped by four undercover police officers outside.

10/27/2013

Jay-Z points as Beyonce looks on during the 2013 NBA All-Star game at the Toyota Center on Feb. 17, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Sharpton, Jay-Z Weigh-In On Claims Of Racial Profiling At Barneys

The Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday called threatened to boycott the luxury retailer Barneys, in response to allegations by shoppers who claimed they were racially profiled.

10/26/2013

Actor Robert Brown (right) claims that he was racially profiled at the Herald Square Macy's. (Credit CBS 2)

Actor Rob Brown Wants Answers After Alleged Profiling Incident At Iconic Macy’s

An actor on a popular HBO series who says he was stopped buying sunglasses because of his race at a Macy’s department store in the city has filed a lawsuit against the company.

10/25/2013

Trayon Christian (Facebook)

Attorney: Student Racially Profiled By Barneys, NYPD After Buying $300 Belt

City College of Technology student Trayon Christian, 19, said the store and police targeted him because they didn’t think he could afford a $300 Ferragamo belt.

10/23/2013

Opponents of the New York Police Department’s controversial 'stop-and-frisk' policy rally on January 27, 2012 in the Bronx. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

City: Stops And Frisks Hit 10-Year Low Last Quarter

The data showed that from April through June, police conducted 58,000 stops, compared to 99,780 during the first quarter of 2013.

08/28/2013

NYC mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson campaigns at Grand Army Plaza, August 27, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Mayoral Hopefuls Pushing For Black Vote As Primary Day Approaches

Bill Thompson, the only black candidate in the race, spent Tuesday morning campaigning outside the Grand Army Plaza subway station.

08/27/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Bill de Blasio (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Quinn, De Blasio Blast Each Other For ‘Hypocrisy’ Over Stop-And-Frisk, Racial Profiling

The two Democratic candidates for mayor took shots at each other Thursday ahead of a veto override vote of two controversial NYPD oversight bills.

08/22/2013

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. (file/credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Kelly: People In ‘Minority Communities’ Are ‘Losers’ If Stop-And-Frisk Ruling Holds

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows to again defend the controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

08/18/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed)

City To Start Appeals Process Of Stop-And-Frisk Decision Friday

Speaking Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it would be irresponsible if the next administration decided to stop the appeal.

08/15/2013

NYC City Council holds a hearing on the NYPD's practices on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

City Council Passes Bills That Watchdog NYPD, Ease Profiling

Early Thursday morning the New York City Council voted on and passed two bills that will potentially impact how the NYPD operates on a day-to-day basis.

06/26/2013

Mayor Bloomberg is joined by law enforcement officials in speaking out against City Council bills that would impact NYPD, June 24, 2013. (credit: Spencer T Tucker/Mayor's office)

City Council Prepares To Vote On 2 Bills That Would Impact NYPD

One of the proposals would make it easier for those who feel they’ve been racially profiled to sue the NYPD; the other measure would establish an independent inspector general to oversee the department.

06/24/2013

Police unions are using this ad to fight a bill that would expand the ban on racial profiling. (Photo: handout)

New York City Police Unions Livid Over Bill On Racial Profiling

New York City police unions are lining up to blast a bill they say would handcuff them from doing their job.

06/19/2013

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