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Police officer out after accusations of racial profiling

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Racial tensions have heightened in America in recent years and the Black Hills are not immune. Last November, Rapid City Police Officer, Jeffery Otto was fired after the officer called into dispatch calling for a Mercedes Benz he thought was being driven by a young Native American to be stopped. When the officer found out that the driver was not Indigenous, he said the car didn’t need to be pulled over.
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Activist group: Marion's Community Equity Task Force off to slow start

MARION, Iowa — Members of a social activist group in Marion are expressing frustrating with a equity task force created out of George Floyd protests across the country. In November, the City of Marion establish the Community Equity Task Force. The goal is to make the experience of living in Marion equitable for all residents.
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St. Paul Police: State Representative John Thompson Apologizes

(St. Paul, MN) -- The embattled Minnesota state representative who accused a St. Paul police sergeant of racial profiling has apologized. St. Paul police say Representative John Thompson appeared at the Western District offices “unexpectedly” and had a brief conversation with the sergeant. He had pulled Thompson over the morning of July 4th because the lawmaker’s car didn’t have a front license plate. Thompson had alleged he was stopped only because he is Black. Thompson represents St. Paul’s east side. Several controversies have led officials to ask him to resign. He initially said he wouldn’t, but now his lawyer says he is taking some time to consider his next move.
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AG to review complaints in officer shooting death of Hawj

The California Attorney General’s office Friday agreed to review scores of complaints in the officer shooting death of father and farmer Soobleej Kaub Hawj, attorney Nancy Ly tells AsAmNews. A hunger strike by activist Zurg Xiong, which began on July 7 in protest of the shooting, has now ended following...
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New Jersey State Police release data on millions of traffic stops over going back since 2009

For the first time, records of millions of traffic stops by the New Jersey State Police will be publicly available. The public can now access data on 6 million traffic stops dating back to 2009 until the end of 2020. According to NJ.com, the database launch represents the first time such data has been looked at since the federal government stopped monitoring the agency for racial profiling over a decade ago.
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Eagan Police photos document Rep. Thompson alleged assault aftermath

EAGAN, Minn. (FOX 9) - As lawmakers continue to call for his resignation, Minnesota Rep. John Thompson (DFL-St.- Paul) has questioned the authenticity of domestic assault police reports, but photos provided Thursday by the Eagan Police Department appear to show Thompson in a 2004 case. Those photos show minor injuries...

Police in France are being sued in a class-action lawsuit for racial profiling.

Police in France are being sued in a class-action lawsuit for racial profiling. On Thursday, a collection of non-governmental organizations launched a class-action lawsuit against the French government for alleged police racial profiling, an issue that has strained relations between police and minority youngsters. Six non-governmental organizations, including Human Rights...
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False arrest, racial profiling: Why the Citizen app is a threat to vulnerable communities

Policing and police violence are at the forefront of public conversation. Some in the tech industry think they can help transform policing with apps, but the results have so far been disastrous, especially with the Citizen app. In essence, Citizen encourages people to take the law into their own hands. It was once called Vigilante. Yes, Vigilante. And its backers didn’t give up when it was booted from Apple’s App Store for encouraging anyone who uses it to take often dangerous matters into their own hands (in other words, vigilantism). They just changed its name to Citizen.
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Suit accuses Needham PD of arrest for ‘shopping while Black’

A recently filed federal lawsuit alleges Needham police arrested a CVS Pharmacy customer for shoplifting in 2020 based on nothing more than racial profiling. Four white police officers detained Marvin Henry for 30 minutes on Jan. 25, 2020. Henry had stopped at the Highland Avenue CVS to purchase cough drops and iced tea. At about the ...
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Study Proves Customs and Border Police Claims of Racial Profiling

An ACLU study substantiates the racism claims in a lawsuit filed by three Black border patrol officers last April. The Michigan ACLU study accuses the Michigan branch of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), which operates throughout the state, of using racial profiling and over-policing “to instill fear in Michigan’s immigrant communities,” according to the Washington Post.