Latest Racial profiling News

Worker who yelled racist slurs at black customer gets jail

Nov. 8, 2019 8:30 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Portland restaurant employee was sentenced to 1 ½ years in jail after prosecutors say he yelled racist slurs at an African-American customer, threatened the customer and smashed her iPhone. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 36-year-old Kelly Roberts pleaded guilty to the...

Charge dropped against man arrested after speaking Spanish

Oct. 22, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal prosecutors dismissed a felony charge against a Guatemalan who was arrested after coming to the attention of Border Patrol agents for speaking Spanish in public in a case that raised concerns about racial profiling. The Border Patrol acknowledged in a court document that...

Border Patrol agent accused of 'textbook racial profiling'

Oct. 7, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol's suspicions about a family were aroused because they appeared to be of "Central-American origin" and because they spoke Spanish while shopping at a store in Maine, an advocacy group complained Monday. An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine...