Racial profiling

Members of the cast of Treme pose for a photograph before signing autograph copies of the "Treme:The Complete First Season" DVD,  in New Orleans, Wednesday, May 4, 2011.  Standing, from left to right, David Simon, Wendell Pierce, Clarke Peters, seated, left to right Rob Brown, Steve Zahn, and Lucia Micarelli. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, HBO)

‘Treme’ actor settling profiling suit vs. Macy’s

NEW YORK (AP) — A black actor who accused Macy’s of racially profiling minorities as shoplifters is settling his civil rights lawsuit, one of several cases that drew attention last year to long-simmering complaints about […]

07/18/2014

Crowds pour into the Macy's Herald Square flagship store in New York.  (AP File Photo/John Minchillo)

Stores have free rein to recoup shoplifting losses

NEW YORK (AP) — Outside the view of paying customers, people accused of shoplifting at Macy’s huge flagship store are escorted by security guards to cells in “Room 140,” where they can be held for […]

12/16/2013

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Civil rights group seeks meeting with Barneys CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights group said Thursday it was seeking a meeting with the CEO of Barneys New York in the wake of racial profiling claims by two shoppers at the high-end […]

10/24/2013

In this file image from video, George Zimmerman smiles after a not guilty verdict was handed down in his trial at the Seminole County Courthouse, Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/TV Pool, File)

Officials: Zimmerman helped 4 out of wrecked SUV

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle last week, just days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, officials said Monday. […]

07/22/2013

US President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama: Trayvon Martin death a tragedy for America

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy for America. Obama says he knows the not-guilty verdict reached late Saturday has elicited strong passions around the country. In […]

07/14/2013

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Federal oversight of LAPD officially ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has officially ended more than a decade of federal oversight of the Los Angeles Police Department that was triggered by a corruption scandal involving abusive officers. In two short […]

05/16/2013

Attorney: NC sheriff won't settle profiling claims

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – An attorney for a North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally arresting Latinos without probable cause to boost deportations says the lawman isn’t interested in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department. […]

09/26/2012

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