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'Black Lives Matter' Protesters Interrupt Capitol Hill Lunch

WASHINGTON -- Protesters interrupted lunch in a Capitol Hill cafeteria Wednesday, holding a "die-in" to honor Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer.<p>About 50 protesters congregated in a U.S. House of Representatives office cafeteria in …

Black cops fear other cops

Two dozen black officers tell Reuters they’ve been racially profiled by their white colleagues in the NYPD<p>Black New York City Police officers often think that they are being racially profiled by their white colleagues, according to a shocking new report by Reuters.<p>The wire service interviewed 25 …

Racial Profiling, Justice and How We Came to Blame Law Enforcement for the Actions of Criminals

Justice and its applications, from the street to the courthouse, should be colorblind, especially for police officers who risk their lives on the …

High Court rejects petition calling for an end to racial profiling against Arabs at Ben-Gurion Airport, yet refuses to make a principled ruling on the policy as a whole. Israel’s High Court of Justice rejected a…

<i>High Court rejects petition calling for an end to racial profiling against Arabs at Ben-Gurion Airport, yet refuses to make a principled ruling on</i> …

Judiciary

Ethnic Profiling in Europe

Court Places Limits on Sheriff Arpaio to Prevent Future Racial Profiling of Latinos in Arizona

<b>Order includes appointment of a monitor and community advisory board, recording of all vehicle stops and extensive data collection</b><p><b>October 2, 2013</b><p>FOR …

Twice as Likely: Survey Data Highlights Police Bias in Spain

A new national survey released today in Madrid indicates that members of ethnic minorities in Spain are twice as likely to be stopped and checked by …

Human Rights

French Jews increasingly question their future

<b>"From your holy dwelling-place, look with kindness on this our country, the French Republic. And bless the French people. Amen."</b><p>Every Saturday in synagogues across France these words are intoned - in French or in Hebrew - as part of the Shabbat service.<p>The Prayer for the French Republic goes back …

Israel

Obama administration decides to continue the use of racial profiling in immigration law enforcement

After a lengthy review of racial and ethnic profiling in federal law enforcement policy, the Obama administration has decided to allow the practice to continue in immigration law enforcement:<p>The Obama administration will soon issue new rules curtailing the use of profiling, but federal agents will …

Under Obama, 4 in 10 say race relations worsened

<b>(CNN) —</b> Four in 10 Americans say race relations in the United States have gotten worse under the nation's first black president, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And 50 years after the Bloody Sunday march marked a turning point in the civil rights movement, many still see discrimination in the …

Race Relations

Obama: Ferguson police abuse 'not an isolated incident'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Obama said Friday that although he doesn't think the abuses of power in Ferguson are "typical" of America, there are individuals and possibly whole departments in American law enforcement that may struggle to prevent prejudice in their ranks.<p>"I don't think that is …

Black History

2 Ferguson police officers quit; court clerk fired after Justice report

<b>(CNN) —</b> Racist emails -- like one that depicted President Obama as a chimpanzee -- resulted in three Ferguson, Missouri, city employees resigning or being fired, the city spokesman said Friday.<p>Police officers Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd resigned Thursday over the emails discovered during …

Justice

Policing for profit: How Ferguson's fines violated rights of African-Americans

<b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) —</b> Loistine Hoskin cared for her old car as a sentimental possession, missing a tire while parked beside her home, until one day the city ticketed her for having a "derelict vehicle in driveway."<p>A tow truck took it away in 2009.<p>So began an odyssey with Ferguson police, …

Justice

Wisconsin man killed by officer was not armed, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nineteen-year-old Tony Robinson was not armed when a Madison, Wisconsin, police officer fatally shot him, Police Chief Mike Koval said Saturday.<p>"We have to be clear about this," Koval said. "He was unarmed. That's going to make this all the more complicated for the investigators, the …

Justice

Family calls for peaceful protests after police kill unarmed Wisconsin teen

<b>(CNN) —</b> The family of an unarmed biracial 19-year-old killed by police in Madison, Wisconsin, is pushing for peaceful protests online and in the streets.<p>"Our hands are stained with the blood of my nephew, and we are all left to deal with the aftermath," Turin Carter, the teen's uncle, told …

Law Enforcement