Racial Profiling

The Department of Justice has announced a new set of  rules to help curb racial profiling by federal law enforcement officials. These guidelines instruct federal law…

The federal government is taking broad new steps to ban profiling by law enforcement agencies, bolstering a 2003 policy that previously only addressed the consideration…

Jody Westby had to come to the aid of an older Black man, Dennis Stucky who had been stopped by police in her posh neighborhood, Foxhall…

18-year-old unarmed (he was carrying a sandwich) Vonterrit Myers Jr. was shot dead on Wednesday by an off-duty cop in St. Louis, adding fuel to…

North Carolina high school student DeShawn Currie was accused of burglarizing his own home and pepper-sprayed. Apparently a neighbor mistook Currie for an intruder and…

Do you live in one of the states without racial profiling laws? A new report from the NAACP finds out that 20 states don’t have laws…

Thirteen organizations — which include the ACLU, NAACP, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Action Network, and Rainbow Push Coalition — sent…

Rob Brown, 29 (pictured above), a Brooklyn-based actor who starred in Finding Forrester with Sean Connery and in HBO’s Treme, says he was handcuffed in Macy’s…

Two white Atlanta police officers have been cleared of racial profiling allegations against filmmaker Tyler Perry. Although Perry never filed a formal complaint about the traffic stop, the Atlanta Police Department used statements he made on his Facebook page to conduct its four-month internal investigation. Perry was pulled over earlier this year outside his southwest […]

Atlanta police have launched an internal investigation into Tyler Perry’s claim he was racially profiled by two white officers who pulled his car over, CNN reports. The Atlanta based filmmaker put a post on his Facebook page recently describing a tense encounter with police, which he suggested “could have turned for the worse.” “It was […]

Tyler Perry shared his recent encounter with the Atlanta Police Department on his Facebook fan page yesterday. Perry says he was stopped by police officers soon after leaving his Atlanta studios. The officers did not know who he was and he felt that he was in a situation that could have gone very badly until […]

A black driver is seven times as likely to be stopped by police as a white driver in Milwaukee, a new study has found. SEE ALSO: Father Says It Was ‘A Mistake’ To Use 9-year-old As Chauffeur