Former Students Win Racial Profiling Case Against French State

Three young men filed a suit saying they had been discriminated against during ID checks in Paris in 2017, when they were high school students. An appeals court ruled in their favor this week.

#discrimination, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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August Vollmer ‘Abolished’ the Police — in 1905

Reshaping American policing is not some shocking new idea from the radical left.

#berkeley-calif, #history-academic-subject, #police, #police-reform, #racial-profiling, #vollmer-august

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Why Police Can Stop Drivers With Air Fresheners Hanging in Their Cars

A majority of states have laws making it illegal to hang anything from a rearview mirror that obscures a driver’s view. But critics say the laws are often used as pretexts.

#racial-profiling, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #wright-daunte-d-2021

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How One State Managed to Actually Write Rules on Facial Recognition

Massachusetts is one of the first states to put legislative guardrails around the use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations.

#aclu-of-massachusetts, #boston-mass, #clearview-ai-inc, #discrimination, #facial-recognition-software, #kade-crockford, #law-and-legislation, #massachusetts, #police, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #search-and-seizure

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John Fetterman, Senate Candidate, Revisits Gun Incident Targeting Black Jogger

As a mayor in 2013, Mr. Fetterman, a Democrat, used a gun to detain Christopher Miyares, a Black man jogging nearby, after saying he heard gunshots. The police found no weapons on Mr. Miyares and released him.

#braddock-pa, #elections-senate, #fetterman-john-1969, #racial-profiling

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Groups Put French State on Legal Notice Over Police Racism

In a first, six nongovernmental organizations are taking legal steps to force an overhaul of the country’s policing.

#amnesty-international, #discrimination, #france, #human-rights-watch, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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Miya Ponsetto Faces Charges for Accusing a Black Teen of Stealing Her Phone at a SoHo Hotel

The woman, Miya Ponsetto, was arrested in connection with the incident at a Soho hotel, hours after recording a disastrous interview with Gayle King.

#arlo-manhattan-ny-hotel, #black-people, #california, #cbs-this-morning-tv-program, #harrold-keyon-musician, #king-gayle, #manhattan-nyc, #police-department-nyc, #ponsetto-miya, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #soho-manhattan-ny

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N.Y.P.D. to Interview Woman in SoHo Arlo Hotel Incident

Police will go to California to investigate the incident, in which the woman falsely accused the son of a prominent jazz musician of stealing her phone.

#arlo-manhattan-ny-hotel, #black-people, #discrimination, #harrold-keyon-musician, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #soho-manhattan-ny

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Video Shows Black 14-Year-Old Falsely Accused of Theft in a SoHo Hotel

A woman falsely accused the teenager of taking her phone in the video, which fueled concerns about racial profiling. It was shared by the teenager’s father, a prominent jazz musician.

#harrold-keyon-musician, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #jazz, #racial-profiling, #soho-manhattan-ny

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Alibaba’s Software Can Find Uighur Faces, It Told China Clients

The website for the tech titan’s cloud business described facial recognition software that could detect members of a minority group whose persecution has drawn international condemnation.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #cloud-computing, #facial-recognition-software, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #racial-profiling, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #xinjiang-china

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U.S. Border Agency Settles With 2 Americans Detained for Speaking Spanish

In a video of the 2018 incident in Havre, Mont., a Border Patrol agent is heard telling the two American women he detains that speaking Spanish in the small city is “very unheard-of.”

#american-civil-liberties-union, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #havre-mont, #hernandez-mimi, #hispanic-americans, #language-and-languages, #montana, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #suda-ana, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Senate Bill Would Outlaw Bank Discrimination for the First Time

Democrats unveiled a proposal to close a loophole in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 after a New York Times report on obstacles faced by customers.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #beatty-joyce, #booker-cory-a, #brown-sherrod, #discrimination, #johnson-henry-c, #menendez-robert, #racial-profiling, #senate-committee-on-banking, #van-hollen-christopher-jr, #warren-elizabeth, #wells-fargocompany

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San Francisco’s CAREN Bill Opposes 911 Racial Profiling

The legislation has an eye-catching acronym, CAREN, and would allow lawsuits against people who are motivated by bias when calling the police.

#black-people, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #racial-profiling, #san-francisco-calif, #supreme-court-us

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Officials Demand Answers After ICE Agents Stopped a Black Jogger

A video of the encounter showed at least three agents with police vests questioning the jogger, Bena Apreala, in his Boston neighborhood.

#apreala-bena, #black-people, #boston-mass, #immigration-and-customs-enforcement-us, #racial-profiling, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Black New Yorkers Are Twice as Likely to Be Stopped by the Police, Data Shows

A report shows Black neighborhoods have been more heavily patrolled, but police officials have said that enforcement is mostly driven by 911 and 311 calls, not racial bias.

#black-people, #bloomberg-michael-r, #bratton-william-j, #city-council-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #de-blasio-bill, #discrimination, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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It Is Possible to Reform the Police

How to end the racial disparity in vehicle stops.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-reform, #racial-profiling

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‘They Stand on the Shoulders of Giants’: The Next Generation to March on Washington

Many protesters came to inspire their children and pass down a legacy of action against racial injustice.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #king-martin-luther-jr, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #racial-profiling, #washington-dc

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Breonna Taylor’s Life Was Changing. Then the Police Came to Her Door.

An ex-boyfriend’s run-ins with the law entangled her even as she tried to move on. Interviews, documents and jailhouse recordings help explain how she landed in the middle of a deadly drug raid.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #louisville-ky, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #racial-profiling, #search-and-seizure, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #walker-kenneth-march-13-2020-shooting

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Carmelo Anthony Calls Push for Social Justice a ‘Lifelong Fight’

Anthony’s career seemed to be over not long ago. But he has reclaimed the spotlight with the Portland Trail Blazers, and he’s using it for something personal: speaking out about police brutality.

#anthony-carmelo, #basketball, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #national-basketball-assn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #portland-trail-blazers, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #social-change-fund

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‘Top Cop’ Kamala Harris’s Record of Policing the Police

Senator Harris is speaking out amid the police reform movement. But how did she oversee police misconduct as a district attorney and attorney general?

#attorneys-general, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #district-attorneys, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harris-kamala-d, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-san-francisco-calif, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us

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Partyers Clash With German Police

Tensions are running high in the country amid a national debate on racial profiling in police ranks.

#attacks-on-police, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frankfurt-germany, #germany, #racial-profiling, #vandalism

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A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Check Its Privilege. It’s Already Being Tested.

Blocks from where George Floyd drew his last breaths, residents have vowed to avoid the police to protect people of color. The commitment is hard to keep.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #powderhorn-park, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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After Night of Violence Targeting Police, Germany Seeks ‘Roots of Anger’

German officials were caught off guard after hundreds of young men attacked the police in Stuttgart, but others were less surprised, saying the clashes exposed long-simmering tensions with immigrants.

#baden-wurttemberg-germany, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #europe, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #germany, #immigration-and-emigration, #police, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #stuttgart-germany

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Teens Are on Front Lines of Black Lives Matters Protests

High school students have organized protests in California, Maryland and Michigan. In one Texas suburb, three teenagers led hundreds of people in a march, and they say they aren’t done organizing.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #katy-tex, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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The Confederate Flag Didn’t Bother Bubba Wallace. Until It Did.

The only black driver in NASCAR’s top tier, he has emerged as an impassioned activist who got the flag banned at races in the largely white sport after years of putting up with it.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #confederate-flag, #confederate-states-of-america, #darrellbubbawallace-jr, #flags-emblems-and-insignia, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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‘Banking While Black’: How Cashing a Check Can Be a Minefield

Black customers risk being racially profiled on everyday visits to bank branches. Under federal laws, there is little recourse as long as the banks ultimately complete their transactions.

#bank-of-america-corporation, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #citigroup-inc, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #customer-relations, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #law-and-legislation, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wells-fargocompany

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French Police Push Back Against Proposed Reforms

Government support for banning the chokehold and disciplining officers suspected of racism have drawn angry pushback, placing President Emmanuel Macron in a bind.

#black-people, #castaner-christophe, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #france, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #yellow-vests-movement

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George Floyd Protests Inspire Fresh Scrutiny of Policing in Europe, Too

A history of discrimination has been brought to the surface. But so far, charges of systemic racism have been met mostly with official denial.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #europe, #france, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #germany, #great-britain, #minorities, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #racial-profiling

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2020 Is the Summer of the Road Trip. Unless You’re Black.

The family road trip is making a comeback in the wake of the coronavirus, but for African-American motorists, it’s never been a source of unfettered freedom.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #recreational-vehicles, #road-trips, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

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G.O.P., Blindsided by Public’s Rage, Is Pressed to Act on Police Reform

Republicans have been startled by the extent to which public opinion has shifted in recent days after the killings of unarmed black Americans by the police and the protests that have followed.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #house-of-representatives, #mcconnell-mitch, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #presidential-election-of-2020, #racial-profiling, #republican-party, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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My Son Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing Was a Hate Crime

Georgia is one of only four states without a bias crime law. This must change.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #discrimination, #georgia, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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Why Black Lives Matter Has New Momentum

This time is different. Here’s why.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #social-media, #united-states

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Ahmaud Arbery Case: Judge Finds Probable Cause for Murder Charge

A Georgia investigator testified that one of the three defendants accused of chasing down and killing Ahmaud Arbery heard another defendant use a racist slur.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #bryan-william-roddie, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hate-crimes, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #racial-profiling

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Check in on Your Black Employees, Now

Between the pandemic and the killings of George Floyd and others, the mental health of black people is floundering. Employers must address these issues head-on.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #racial-profiling, #vigilantes

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America, Inflamed. Join Us for a Special Conversation About Race.

Three New York Times national correspondents who have been reporting from the front lines will provide their insights.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020

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Congress Plans Hearings on Racial Violence and Use of Force by the Police

A top Democrat said the House would likely weigh a federal chokehold ban as leaders in the House and Senate announced hearings on race and policing.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #floyd-george-d-2020, #georgia, #graham-lindsey, #house-of-representatives, #justice-department, #kentucky, #law-and-legislation, #minneapolis-minn, #nadler-jerrold, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #republican-party, #senate, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Amy Cooper’s Use of ‘African-American’ Stung

In a racist confrontation with a black bird-watcher in Central Park, her choice of words was striking.

#black-people, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #discrimination, #franklin-templeton-limited-duration-income-trust, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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Why George Floyd Won’t Be the Last American Killed by the Police

Videos of state-sponsored killings have been going viral for years. Little has changed.

#black-people, #brown-michael-1996-2014, #debatable, #floyd-george-d-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #racial-profiling, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020

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Minneapolis Police Narrative Is Challenged in Bystander Video

The initial police account of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis did not mention that an officer’s knee pinned him to the ground. “Please, I can’t breathe,” he said.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #brunswick-ga, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #floyd-george, #manhattan-nyc, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #racial-profiling, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Amy Cooper Represents the Racism I Haven’t Missed During Quarantine

The video of a white woman threatening a black man in Central Park illustrates exactly why I’m so relieved to be spending more time inside.

#black-people, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #cooper-amy-may-25-2020-central-park-incident, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #discrimination, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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New York Doesn’t Need More Policing During the Coronavirus

Letting members of the community enforce social distancing is the better way.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #hispanic-americans, #lynch-patrick-j, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #racial-profiling, #united-states

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Cuffing of Black Miami Doctor Was Justified, Review Finds

But a Police Department investigation found that a sergeant had violated department rules in other ways when he detained Dr. Armen Henderson outside his home last month.

#henderson-armen-1985, #miami-fla, #miami-police-department, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #racial-profiling

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Ahmaud Arbery’s Final Minutes: What Videos and 911 Calls Show

Using security footage, cellphone video, 911 calls and police reports, The Times has reconstructed the 12 minutes before Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead in Georgia on Feb. 23.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #brunswick-ga, #georgia, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #racial-profiling, #your-feed-visual-investigations

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Ahmaud Arbrey Shooting: What We Know So Far

Mr. Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, was chased by armed white residents of a South Georgia neighborhood. They were arrested months later.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #brunswick-ga, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #self-defense

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The NYPD Arrested 40 People on Social Distancing Violations. 35 Were Black.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the police had used enforcement authority properly, but other officials expressed concern about tactics similar to unfair “stop and frisk” practices.

#adams-eric-l, #brownsville-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #east-new-york-brooklyn-ny, #gonzalez-eric-1969, #jeffries-hakeem, #lynch-patrick-j, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #search-and-seizure, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #williams-jumaane-d

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What We Know About the Shooting Death of Ahmaud Arbery

Mr. Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, was chased by armed white residents of a South Georgia neighborhood. He was shot dead during a confrontation.

#arbery-ahmaud-1994-2020, #black-people, #brunswick-ga, #mcmichael-gregory-1955, #mcmichael-travis-1986, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #self-defense

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We Can’t Police Our Way Out of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Punitive responses will just burden those who have already been hit hard by the coronavirus.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #united-states

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Two Weapons, a Chase, a Killing and No Charges

A 25-year-old man running through a Georgia neighborhood ended up dead. A prosecutor argued that the pursuers should not be arrested.

#arbery-ahmaud, #brunswick-ga, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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For Black Men, Fear That Masks to Protect from Covid-19 Will Invite Racial Profiling

African-American men worry that following the C.D.C. recommendation to cover their faces in public could expose them to harassment from the police.

#black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling

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Miami Police Handcuff Black Doctor Who Tests Homeless for Coronavirus

The Miami police chief promised an investigation after a video showed Dr. Armen Henderson being handcuffed outside his home on Friday.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #henderson-armen, #miami-fla, #racial-profiling

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