December 7, 2014
by Jacqueline Jones
The United Nations Office of the Higher Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported their concerns on Friday over the outcome of both the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases. The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsak, said "I am concerned by the grand juries' decisions and the ...[read more]
December 6, 2014
by Brittany Felder
Government officials for the Obama administration, on Friday, announced the coming of new rules intended to decrease racial profiling. These rules, to be released by the Justice Department as an expansion of anti-profiling laws passed in 2003, are expected to impact federal law enforcement ...[read more]
November 28, 2014
by Emelina Perez
The UN Committee Against Torture has urged the US to begin prompt, impartial investigations into all cases of police brutality and excessive use of force by police officers, and to limit the use of electrical discharge weapons. The committee expressed concern over the use of force against people ...[read more]
November 26, 2014
by Brittany Felder
The Utah Attorney General's Office reached a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday over a controversial immigration law. The "Utah Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act" was criticized as encouraging racial profiling as it allowed police officers to stop individuals ...[read more]
October 29, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Tuesday ordered Maricopa Country sheriff Joe Arpaio to undergo the same training as his deputies to assist in the prevention of racial profiling and unlawful detention in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) as part of the ...[read more]
August 16, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The FBI, US Attorney General for the Eastern District of Missouri Richard G. Callahan and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Molly Moran on Friday released a statement announcing the next steps in the federal civil rights investigation into the recent killing of ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by G. Redd
Stop, Question and Frisk is a proactive policing program, in which police officers use personal discretion in detaining individuals based on suspicion of felonious behavior. Recent claims of prejudice raised against the New York City Police Department are rooted in substantive law passed during ...[read more]
September 20, 2013
by Addison Morris
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday accused governmental surveillance centers of invasion of privacy and reliance on racial and religious profiling in their Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and urged the centers to adopt stricter standards of reporting. Commonly known as " ...[read more]
May 27, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona ruled Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department engaged in unconstitutional racial profiling during the execution of immigration patrols. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) originally gave the Maricopa ...[read more]
September 27, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday urged the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop delegating federal immigration authority to state and local law enforcement agencies, claiming this leads to racial profiling. Specifically, the ACLU contends that the 287(g) ...[read more]

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