Latest Racial profiling News

Georgia store shootings: White man faces hate crime charges

May. 19, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal grand jury in Georgia has brought hate crime charges against a white man accused of shooting into two convenience stores and targeting the people there because of their race last July. Police said he made his intentions clear at the time. “This is a hate...

Arizona history-May 22-28

May. 18, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

Sunday, May 22 On this date in 1894, Dr. A.E. Douglass selected a site in Flagstaff for the Lowell Observatory. On this date in 1923, four people died in an explosion at the Apache Powder Plant at Benson. On this date in 1925, a solid copper flagpole,...

Buffalo shooting latest example of targeted racial violence

May. 16, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

Black people going about their daily lives — then dying in a hail of bullets fired by a white man who targeted them because of their skin color. Substitute a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, with a church in South Carolina, and Malcolm Graham knows the pain and grief the families...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 16, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. May 15, 2022. Editorial: A new report offers a path to answers about racial profiling by police. Will Des Moines take it? Recommendations in a new report, which echo earlier calls from activists on racial profiling and other issues, can help...

Trump candidate loses in Nebraska, wins in West Virginia

May. 11, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican voters in Nebraska picked Jim Pillen as their nominee for governor, siding with the University of Nebraska regent backed by the state’s outgoing governor over a rival supported by former President Donald Trump and accused of groping multiple women. ...

University: Georgia drug search intimidated Black athletes

May. 10, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The president of a historically Black college accused sheriff's deputies in Georgia of intimidating and humiliating the school women's lacrosse team when deputies pulled over the athletes' bus and searched it for drugs. Delaware State University President Tony...

GOP election-deniers elevate races for secretary of state

Apr. 30, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Add one more group of contests to the white-hot races for Congress and governor that will dominate this year's midterm elections: secretaries of state. Former President Donald Trump's attempts to reverse the results of the 2020 election and his subsequent...

Embattled Rep. John Thompson defends conduct in traffic stop

Apr. 26, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota lawmaker who's been a longtime critic of police on Tuesday defended his conduct during a traffic stop for his adult daughter that turned into a verbal confrontation between him and officers. Police said that Rep. John Thompson, of St. Paul,...

Live updates | Japan: Macron's reelection key to G-7 unity

Apr. 25, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

TOKYO — Japan welcomed the reelection of French President Emmanuel Macron as key to the unity of Group of Seven at a time when its members need to work together to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as soon as possible. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida congratulated Macron in his...

Black Kansas City sergeant sues police after traffic stop

Apr. 22, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Black Kansas City police sergeant claims in a lawsuit that two officers racially profiled him when they stopped his car and falsely accused him of misconduct. Sgt. Herb Robinson, a 30-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department, said the two officers...