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Black Man Arrested After Good Deed: I Was Profiled

'If I had blonde hair and blue eyes, this wouldn't be an issue'

(Newser) - A black man who helped a drunk neighbor get home safely says he was racially profiled by cops who thanked him with a host of criminal charges. Informed that emergency vehicles parked near his driveway on Nov. 17 had been sent to deal with the drunk man, Samir Ahmed of... More »

Woman in Golf Cart Calls Cops on Black Dad at Game

Gerald Jones says he was instructing his son

(Newser) - We've had "Cornerstone Caroline," "Pool Patrol Paula," and "BBQ Becky." Now: "Golfcart Gail." That's the nickname given by Ginger Williams to a woman she says was at her son's soccer game in Ponte Vedra, Fla., this weekend, harassing a... More »

'Apartment Patty' Fired After Blocking Black Man

D'Arreion Toles was trying to enter his apartment building

(Newser) - In the latest high-profile "living while black" incident, a white woman attempted to block a black man from entering his building in St. Louis, then called the police on him after he successfully made his way into his apartment. D’Arreion Toles recorded the Friday night encounter with Hilary... More »

Parents Speak Out After Cops Called on Black Babysitter

They say their kids were 'scared' by the experience

(Newser) - A white Atlanta couple whose children were out with their black babysitter when someone called police on the group says the kids were "scared" by the experience. "They said they were scared that they would say the wrong thing and cause him to get arrested," Dana Mango... More »

Woman Has Bizarre Reason for Calling Cops on Black Man

The Tennessee woman was fired from her job following the incident

(Newser) - A Tennessee woman has been fired from her job after reportedly calling the cops on a black man for wearing socks in a swimming pool on the 4th of July. Per CBS News , Erica Walker was working as a property manager with Trilogy Residential Management at a Memphis apartment complex... More »

Man Who Called Cops on Black Family at Pool Faces Blowback

Adam Bloom has been fired and also left his North Carolina homeowner's association

(Newser) - A North Carolina man who gained viral infamy after questioning a black family's right to be at a community pool has faced serious blowback. Per NBC News , Adam Bloom is the man seen in July 4 video outside the Winston-Salem pool where Jasmine Edwards says he singled her out,... More »

Patrons Complained Service Was Slow. Then the Cops Came

Black patrons now say they were racially profiled by manager who thought they wouldn't pay

(Newser) - A night out at an Ohio Bahama Breeze for a group of sorority sisters ended with complaints of slow service, police on the scene, and now, a fired manager after some of the black patrons said they were racially profiled. WKYC reports on the June 19 incident, when about 40... More »

Nordstrom Rack Sorry After Cops Called on Black Shoppers

Police ultimately let the men, who had been accused of shoplifting, go

(Newser) - Nordstrom Rack has apologized to three black shoppers who say they were falsely accused of stealing from a suburban St. Louis store, the AP reports. Police were called to a Brentwood store Thursday while 19-year-old college student Mekhi Lee and high school seniors Eric Rogers and Dirone Taylor were shopping... More »

Police Stop Native American Boys Who Made Mom 'Nervous'

Lloyd Gray and Thomas Gray get pulled off university tour

(Newser) - Two Native American brothers discovered the dark side of visiting Colorado State University this week when a nervous mother called the cops on them, CNN reports. The teens, identified by KOAT as 17-year-old Lloyd Gray and 19-year-old Thomas Gray, were on a campus tour Monday when a prospective student's... More »

Philly to Pay Black Men Arrested at Starbucks $1 Each

They secured promise from officials to set up a $200K program for young entrepreneurs

(Newser) - Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city Wednesday for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. And Starbucks agreed to pay for a college education for them, the... More »

Eatery That Asked Patron to Prepay Now to Pay Him $7.8K

Emile Wickham says his group was racially profiled in Chinese restaurant; tribunal agrees

(Newser) - A Toronto eatery tried to tell Emile Wickham it was standard operating procedure to ask for prepayment before his meal—but that didn't fly with Wickham, nor with the Canadian tribunal that ruled in his favor in April and awarded him $7,800. Per ABC News , Wickham and three... More »

Las Vegas Cops Dispute NFL Player's Allegations

Michael Bennett says he was targeted for being black

(Newser) - Police in Las Vegas have rejected Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett's claim that he was racially profiled during a shooting scare after the Mayweather-McGregor fight Aug. 26. Kevin McMahill, the undersheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, told reporters Wednesday that as officers responded to a call about... More »

Arpaio to Plead With Judge to Toss Conviction

His lawyers will present oral arguments on Oct. 4

(Newser) - Joe Arpaio has asked an Arizona judge to vacate his contempt of court conviction, arguing a presidential pardon "warrants an automatic vacatur of all opinions, judgments, and verdicts related to the criminal charge." But he'll have to come up with a bit more than that. On Tuesday,... More »

Muhammad Ali Jr. Stopped at Airport After Testifying

His lawyer believes he is being targeted

(Newser) - Muhammad Ali's son was stopped at an airport again Friday—on his way home to Florida after telling lawmakers in DC about being detained at an airport last month . A lawyer for Muhammad Ali Jr. tells the New York Daily News that it is obvious he has "now... More »

Lindsay Lohan: I Was Profiled While Wearing Headscarf

LiLo says the incident happened at London's Heathrow Airport

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan claims she was "racially profiled" while wearing a headscarf at London's Heathrow Airport, the AP reports. The actress told a British talk show that she was stopped while traveling to New York. She said an airport worker "opened my passport and saw 'Lindsay Lohan'... More »

Cops Quit WNBA Security Over Players' Shirts

They included the names of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling

(Newser) - Four off-duty police officers providing security at a WNBA game in Minnesota walked off the job Saturday after players spoke out about police brutality. Several members of the Minnesota Lynx denounced racial profiling as well as the "senseless ambush" of Dallas police during a press conference ahead of a... More »

Trump: US Needs to Look at Profiling

'It's not the worst thing to do'

(Newser) - In the wake of the Orlando shooting one week ago, Donald Trump says the country should do what it has to do to prevent future such attacks, and he's putting racial profiling squarely on the table. "Well I think profiling is something that we're going to have... More »

'Flash Mob' Steals $13K From Tony Georgetown Store

Between 20 and 30 youths converged on a Diesel shop

(Newser) - What the Washington Post describes as a "flash mob" of juveniles (and not the kind that dances to Taylor Swift ) converged Tuesday evening upon a high-end store in Georgetown, stealing about $13,000 worth of goods, DC cops tell the paper. The Metropolitan Police Department says between 20... More »

Feds to Probe Ferguson Cops

Civil rights investigation to be wide-ranging

(Newser) - The Justice Department is planning an investigation of the police department in Ferguson, Mo., that will go far beyond the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown last month. The probe, which will look at the force's behavior over the last several years to determine whether racial profiling and excessive... More »

Barney's Coughs Up $525K Over Racial Profiling

Settles investigation, will hire anti-profiling consultant

(Newser) - Barney’s will shell out $525,000 to settle accusations that it racially profiled black and Hispanic shoppers at its Madison Avenue Store, the New York Times reports. Reached Friday, the agreement concludes a state investigation into complaints against Barney’s; state AG Eric Schneiderman continues a similar probe at... More »

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