Latest Racial profiling News

Family of Somali American man killed by police files lawsuit

Jul. 4, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a Somali-American man police shot to death during a standoff in Eagan last summer has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the shooting wasn't justified and the man was targeted because of his race. Isak Aden was 23 when he died on July 2, 2019, during a standoff with police...

FILE - Yisroel Goldstein, Rabbi of Chabad of Poway, holds a yellow rose as he speaks at the funeral for Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who is pictured at left, in Poway, Calif., Monday, April 29, 2019. Anti-Semitic hate crimes in California rose nearly 12% in 2019 even as hate crimes overall declined statewide by 4.8%, according to a state report released Wednesday. Gilbert-Kaye was killed last year in the state's first hate crime homicide since 2017 during a San Diego-area shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Report: Anti-Semitic crimes rose in California in 2019

Jul. 1, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anti-Semitic hate crimes in California rose nearly 12% in 2019, including a fatal shooting at a Southern California synagogue, even as hate crimes overall declined statewide by 4.8%, according to a state report released Wednesday. Hate crimes are historically under-reported and the 2019...

Black woman sues Utah police officer for unlawful arrest

Jun. 30, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Black woman who says she was unlawfully arrested and charged with driving under the influence despite passing numerous sobriety tests in 2018 is suing a Utah police officer for violating her constitutional rights. Donna Miller, 60, said there was no way she could have been drinking...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 29, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 23, 2020. No more waiting: Des Moines must approve real changes to policing practices “I think there’s just no acknowledgment that a large segment of the population, this minority population, they have no confidence in law enforcement.” Des Moines attorney Gina...

Oregon county rescinds racial profiling mask exception

Jun. 25, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A coastal county in Oregon has rescinded a face mask policy that made exceptions for people of color worried about racial profiling after a backlash spurred by an article in the New York Post that went viral. The Lincoln Country Board of Commissioners initially passed the policy on...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 file photo, Prime Minister of Netherlands Mark Rutte, left, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison brief the media following meetings in Sydney. Rutte has held talks with Dutch Black Lives Matter protesters to discuss how best to tackle racism and entrenched inequality in the Netherlands. Rutte invited a small group to his official residence in The Hague on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 but they didn’t include organizers of mass Black Lives Matter protests or members of the action group Kick Out Black Pete, which has campaigned for years against the children’s character, who is often portrayed by white people in blackface makeup. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, file)

Dutch leader holds talks with anti-racism protesters

Jun. 24, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prime Minister Mark Rutte met Wednesday with Dutch Black Lives Matter protesters to discuss how best to tackle racism and entrenched inequality in the Netherlands. Rutte invited a small group to his official residence in The Hague, but they didn't include organizers of mass...

In this photo provided by Cawthorn campaign staffer Patrick Sebastian, Madison Cawthorn speaks to supporters, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Hendersonville, N.C. Cawthorn won Tuesday's Republican primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat over President Donald Trump's endorsed candidate for the nomination. (Patrick Sebastian/Cawthorn Campaign via AP)

2 Republicans opposed by Trump win in N. Carolina, Kentucky

Jun. 24, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Voters rebuffed President Donald Trump and nominated two Republicans he opposed to House seats from North Carolina and Kentucky on Tuesday. Calls in higher-profile races in Kentucky and New York faced days of delay as swamped officials count mountains of mail-in ballots. In western...

In this photo provided by Cawthorn campaign staffer Patrick Sebastian, Madison Cawthorn speaks to supporters, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Hendersonville, N.C. Cawthorn won Tuesday's Republican primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat over President Donald Trump's endorsed candidate for the nomination. (Patrick Sebastian/Cawthorn Campaign via AP)

2 Republicans opposed by Trump win in Kentucky, N. Carolina

Jun. 24, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Voters rebuffed President Donald Trump and nominated two Republicans he opposed to House seats from North Carolina and Kentucky on Tuesday. Calls in higher-profile races in Kentucky and New York faced days of delay as swamped officials count mountains of mail-in ballots. In western...

Jamaal Bowman, who is running against Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., speaks during his primary-night party Tuesday, June. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

The Latest: Primary race for Engel's seat too early to call

Jun. 24, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a handful of primary elections across the United States (all times local): 1:30 a.m. The Democratic primary in New York’s 16th Congressional District is too early to call. As of 1 a.m. ET on Wednesday, challenger Jamaal Bowman had roughly 61% of the counted vote....

Protesters march through the streets over the death of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Miami. Protests were held throughout the country over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida officer who shoved protester referred to prosecutors

Jun. 23, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A police officer who was suspended for pushing a kneeling black woman to the ground at a George Floyd demonstration in Florida is under scrutiny again after the agency reviewed bodycam footage from two unrelated incidents and referred them to state prosecutors for possible...