Latest Racial profiling News

HBCU files complaint seeking review of bus search

Nov. 21, 2022 15:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A historically Black university in North Carolina announced Monday that it has filed a complaint with the Department of Justice seeking a review of a search of a bus carrying students during a traffic stop in South Carolina last month. Shaw University President...

Man convicted in New Jersey attack, slaying on basis of race

Nov. 19, 2022 11:29 AM EST

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A man has been convicted in the 2018 killing of an emergency medical technician and freelance photographer in New Jersey after authorities said he targeted the victim because of his race. Jurors in Monmouth County convicted 30-year-old Jamil Hubbard of...

Lengthy vote counts frustrate, but don't signal problems

Nov. 17, 2022 20:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Four days after Election Day, with a bitter, high-profile race for Arizona governor still up in the air, Ohio's secretary of state broke an unspoken protocol among top election officials. “Dear Arizona, need some advice on how to run an election the right way?”...

Arizona measure gives non-citizens in-state college tuition

Nov. 14, 2022 23:35 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters have approved an initiative to extend cheaper in-state college tuition to some non-citizen students, cheering supporters who hope the measure’s passage Monday will help spark momentum for wider immigration reform in Congress. The Associated Press...

Candidates who backed overturning Trump loss are rebuffed

Nov. 09, 2022 23:14 PM EST

Republicans made a striking decision earlier this year to nominate candidates for top statewide posts in swing states who backed overturning President Donald Trump's loss in 2020. Most of those candidates lost in the midterm election. Doug Mastriano, who commissioned buses to take...

Nevada's critical US Senate, House races too early to call

Nov. 09, 2022 20:01 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Critical races in Nevada, including one that could determine control of the U.S. Senate, were too early to call amid a plodding vote count that includes more than 100,000 ballots still to count that were delivered at drop boxes on Election Day and sent by mail. ...

Sheriff found in contempt in same case that ensnared Arpaio

Nov. 08, 2022 23:32 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday found the sheriff of metro Phoenix to be in civil contempt of court in the same racial profiling case in which his predecessor, Joe Arpaio, was found to be in contempt six years earlier. Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone was found to be...

EXPLAINER: Why are secretary of state races higher profile?

Nov. 08, 2022 19:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the 38 states that elect them, secretaries of state often don't see much campaign fanfare. But why are the officials, often top overseers of voting and elections, getting so much buzz this year? A quick rundown with AP's Nick Riccardi, who has...

Missouri: What to expect on election night

Nov. 03, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

Missouri’s top race is a faceoff between GOP Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine for retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt’s seat, which is considered safely Republican. Schmitt largely campaigned against President Joe Biden and inflation, characterizing...

Sheriff: ‘No truth’ in HBCU president’s comments on bus stop

Oct. 31, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff said a historically Black university president's statement accusing law enforcement officers of racial profiling in a recent bus stop was “just false.” Shaw University President Paulette Dillard wrote she was “outraged” after...