Latest Racial profiling News

Arizona sheriff tries to head off contempt of court hearing

Mar. 25, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone is trying to stave off a possible civil contempt of court hearing in the same racial profiling case that led to contempt rulings against his predecessor, Joe Arpaio. In a filing Wednesday, the Maricopa County...

Lawsuit alleges racial profiling in cellphone confrontation

Mar. 24, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a Black teenager who was falsely accused of stealing a woman's cellphone in a New York City hotel last December filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that the woman and the hotel engaged in racial profiling. The family alleges in the lawsuit...

Lawmaker doubts review of award to cop accused of profiling

Mar. 22, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine lawmaker rejected findings from the Maine State Police that it had not meant a top award given to a trooper accused of racial profiling in traffic stops as a rebuke to the Black Lives Matter movement. Maine Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos demanded...

Pierce County sheriff confronted Black newspaper carrier

Mar. 19, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The sheriff of Pierce County, Washington, sparked a large police response in late January after confronting a Black newspaper carrier driving near his home, telling a 911 dispatcher the man “threatened to kill me.” The Seattle Times reports that...

Former TV presenter puts race on Dutch political agenda

Mar. 18, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Sylvana Simons is campaigning for the Dutch general election on a platform of what she calls radical equality. Simons, a former television presenter who is arguably the country's best-known Black woman, leads a small party that wants to put ending...

White supremacists' fake bomb threats net 3 years in prison

Mar. 15, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A former Old Dominion University student who joined up with white supremacists in a swatting conspiracy that targeted a Black church, his own university and a Cabinet officer, among others, was sentenced to nearly three years in prison Monday. ...

Bartos declares candidacy for US Senate in Pennsylvania

Mar. 08, 2021 12:35 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jeff Bartos is formally launching his campaign for Pennsylvania's wide-open U.S. Senate race, the highest-profile Republican candidate so far to declare for the seat. Bartos, the Republican Party's unsuccessful nominee for lieutenant governor in...

Amanda Gorman says she was racially profiled near her home

Mar. 06, 2021 12:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who captured hearts at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, posted to social media that she was followed home by a security guard who demanded to know where she lived because she “looked suspicious.” "I showed...

Man sentenced to 48 years in Maine murder trial

Feb. 25, 2021 09:53 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Black man was sentenced to 48 years for shooting a woman and leaving her lifeless body alongside a road in Maine's first murder trial since the start of the pandemic. Carine Reeves became angry over insults from the woman in a rental car he was...

Lawmaker asks why trooper accused of profiling got award

Feb. 11, 2021 18:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine lawmaker has filed a complaint about a top award the state police gave to a trooper accused of racially profiling a man in a traffic stop, while judges overseeing other cases involving the trooper are reconsidering motions to suppress evidence he collected. ...