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  • French top court to rule on racial profiling for first time

    10/04/2016 8:48:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2016 8:48 AM EDT
    A lawyer who claims French police carried out unjustified identity checks on 13 black and Arab men based only on their racial profiles has brought the cases before the highest French court for the first time. Lawyer Thomas Lyon-Caen told the Cour de Cassation Tuesday the ID checks violated the basic rights of his clients and were discriminatory because a democratic state cannot “link delinquency to skin color.” …
  • CNN caught ADDING key word to Trump’s comments; Twitter ERUPTS

    09/20/2016 1:15:01 PM PDT · by Syncro · 83 replies ^ | 2:47pm September 20, 2016 | Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor
    CNN caught ADDING key word to Trump’s comments; Twitter ERUPTS It’s no longer a surprise that CNN, aka the Clinton News Network, is doing whatever it can to boost Hillary Clinton for president. It even admitted as much on air. And its actions in this presidential election continue to remove any doubt one might have had that it’s not to be viewed as an objective news source. We saw CNN hosts openly toasting and celebrating the Democrat candidate’s nomination. We’ve caught them editing out a Trump t-shirt worn by a hero — so as not to associate Trump with anything other...
  • ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ kept racially profiling Latinos, now faces criminal prosecution

    08/29/2016 6:58:46 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 54 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 29, 2016 | Amy B Wang
    A darling of the far right and a longtime adversary of civil-rights groups and immigration activists, “America’s toughest sheriff” will soon face Justice Department lawyers in Washington in a years-long legal saga over whether he intentionally defied federal orders to stop racially profiling Latinos. A special section of the Justice Department — dedicated to investigating corruption in publicly elected offices — will decide whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio should face criminal contempt-of-court charges, according to a ruling filed in U.S. District Court on Friday. The decision followed several other blows for the Arizona sheriff in the protracted case. In...
  • Tangled Webb

    12/21/2004 3:22:01 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 3 replies · 225+ views
    TAS ^ | 12/21/04 | Christopher Orlet
    Moments after the story hit the wires that Gary Webb had been found dead of an apparent suicide, the radical left began hinting that the former San Jose Mercury News reporter who broke the Nicaraguan Contra-Crack Connection story had met with a more sinister fate. Alex Walker, of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center, got the conspiracy ball rolling with the help of single quotation marks and a bit of idyllic prose: They are calling it a 'suicide.' What an amazing 'coincidence' that this happens just when Our Dear Great Dumb 'Intelligence Community' is under scrutiny again. Also...
  • The Dallas Police Weren’t Killed by Guns

    07/11/2016 8:12:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | July 11, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    It was poison. Venom emanating from the White House, the campaign of Hillary Clinton, the Congressional Black Caucus and other irresponsible members of the Democrat Party, race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, and America’s so-called mainstream news media. They are responsible for the spate of deaths of police officers all across the United States. Particularly over the past seven years. Politicians are quick to criticize the police immediately following an incident, long before all the forensics and other investigative tools have determined what has happened. Yet they are nowhere to be found afterwards once the results of an...
  • Ann Coulter Debates "Racial Profiling" with Rev. Al Sharpton - Video 7/30/09

    07/31/2009 9:07:26 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 1,460+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 31, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video in two parts of conservative Ann Coulter and the Rev. Al Sharpton debating the whole "Beer Summit" / Harvard Professor arrest case, and the larger subject of racial profiling. . . . . Ann Coulter said no racial profiling even took place in this case. Coulter said there is no "epidemic" of racial profiling in America, but there is an epidemic of false claims of racial profiling. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • VIDEO: Ann Coulter: "Most Racial Profiling Is A Hoax"

    07/31/2009 8:26:16 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 24 replies · 1,226+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 31, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Ann Coulter discusses racial profiling and the Gates arrest.

    07/29/2009 3:03:42 PM PDT · by Syncro · 96 replies · 3,566+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | July 29, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    HOW ABOUT A NATIONAL CONVERSATION ON RACE HOAXES?July 29, 2009 You could not ask for a more perfect illustration of the thesis of my latest book, "Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America," than the black president of the United States attacking a powerless white cop for arresting a black Harvard professor -- in a city with a black mayor and a state with a black governor -- as the professor vacations in Martha's Vineyard. In modern America, the alleged "victim" is always really the aggressor, and the alleged "aggressor" is always the true victim. President Barack Obama planted...

    12/30/2009 4:05:33 PM PST · by Syncro · 46 replies · 2,909+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | December 30, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    IVANA TRUMP ESCORTED OFF PLANE: NAPOLITANO DECLARES 'THE SYSTEM WORKED'December 30, 2009In response to a Nigerian Muslim trying to blow up a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day, the government will now prohibit international travelers from going to the bathroom in the last hour before the plane lands. Terrorists who plan to bomb planes during the first seven hours of the eight-hour flight, however, should face no difficulties, provided they wait until after the complimentary beverage service has been concluded. How do they know Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab didn't wait until the end of the flight to try to...

    06/19/2002 4:45:25 PM PDT · by Keyes For President · 271 replies · 2,167+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Wed Jun 19, 7:01 PM ET | Ann Coulter
    Interrupting the endless 30-year Watergate retrospective and getting back to the war for a moment, I've noticed that liberals are having trouble making any good arguments against Bush, so I thought I'd help them out this week. In the third presidential debate, George Bush responded to a question about racial profiling by spontaneously denouncing the profiling of Arabs at airports: "Arab Americans are racially profiled ... people are stopped, and we've got to do something about that." Admittedly, this was before Sept. 11. If Arabs were being stopped at airports before Sept. 11 -- and that's a big if --...

    06/10/2002 2:56:54 AM PDT · by Elkiejg · 41 replies · 165+ views
    GOPUSA email ^ | 6/10/02 | GOPUSA - Carol Devine-Molin
    Attorney Ann Coulter is one of the most influential conservatives on the media scene today. Not only is Ms. Coulter a best-selling author, syndicated columnist, and political analyst, she is a pundit extraordinaire who captivates television viewers with her attractive style, flamboyance, and quick-witted humor. There is no denying that she is controversial in many of her opinions. Political correctness is anathema to Ms. Coutler! But whether you agree with Ann Coulter or not, her views are thoroughly intriguing and thought provoking, and that is the essence of her star quality. Ms. Coulter graciously welcomed an interview with GOPUSA's Carol...
  • Ann Coulter: Closure on nuance

    07/30/2003 10:14:42 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 23 replies · 276+ views ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2003 | by Ann Coulter
    Another tape-recorded message from Saddam Hussein surfaced this week, making it the third audiotape he has released in the past month. If we're really serious about finding this guy, maybe we should start searching Iraq's recording studios. On the tape, Hussein acknowledged the death of his sons Uday and Qusay Hussein and called their deaths "good news" – which is more than the Democrats have said. He thanked God for his sons' "martyrdom." Indeed, Hussein said that even if he had 100 other children, he "would offer them the same path." Apparently the alluring path of martyrdom is not one...
  • Great Ann Coulter Quote

    06/20/2002 5:43:30 PM PDT · by vannrox · 75 replies · 574+ views
    News MAX ^ | Tuesday, June 18, 2002 | Neal Boortz
    Great Ann Coulter Quote "...One hundred percent of the successful terrorist attacks on commercial airlines for 20 years have been committed by Arabs. When there is a 100 percent chance, it ceases to be a profile. It's called a 'description of the suspect...."
  • Airport Security Should Be Profiling Arabs(Ann Coulter)

    11/29/2006 9:42:37 PM PST · by kellynla · 115 replies · 2,493+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Nov 29, 2006 | Ann Coulter
    The six imams removed from a US Airways flight last week have apparently adopted my suggestion that if they really want to protest the airline, instead of boycotting US Airways, they should start flying it frequently. The spokesman for the imams -- or as I believe it's phrased in their culture, "designated liar" -- Omar Shahin, staged a protest at Reagan Washington National Airport on Monday, after which, according to the Associated Press, "he and other religious leaders boarded a US Airways flight to demonstrate their determination to continue praying and flying." The original six imams removed from the flight...
  • Coulter sounds off in latest book

    09/24/2003 5:15:23 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 112 replies · 228+ views
    Yahoo & AP ^ | Wed Sep 24,12:27 PM ET | By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer
    NEW YORK - Ann Coulter rules as the saucy, blond siren of the Right. Lashing out at all things liberal and Democrat (labels she uses interchangeably), she treats conservative Republicans to a spicy brand of reassurance that has leveraged her into multimedia stardom with talk-TV appearances, a syndicated column and big-selling books with shrill titles. A year after her successful "Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right," Coulter carries on with "Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism." The book already has spent 12 weeks on The New York Times list of best sellers, most...
  • Conservative analyst Ann Coulter speaks to students

    04/24/2003 4:54:33 PM PDT · by Marine Inspector · 39 replies · 255+ views
    Arizona State University Web Devil ^ | April 24, 2003 | Meagan Pollnow
    State Press - Campus News Issue: 04/24/03 Conservative analyst Ann Coulter speaks to students By Meagan Pollnow Conservative political analyst Ann Coulter, brought to the University as a guest of student government, called liberals "traitors" in front of a packed room of students in the Memorial Union on Wednesday. More than 75 students turned out for her speech entitled "Liberalism & Terrorism: Different Stages of the Same Disease." Associated Students of ASU, ASU College Republicans and Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute sponsored the author and conservative columnist's visit. Coulter said the Democrats asked for too much evidence of Iraq's weapons...
  • What do Democrats know now? Ann Coulter whacks Gephardt, Leahy, Daschle for lame posturing on 9-11

    05/23/2002 12:24:22 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 36 replies · 524+ views ^ | Thursday, May 23, 2002 | Ann Coulter
    Republicans were so dumbstruck by the mendacity of Democrats claiming President Bush had advance knowledge of the Sept. 11 attack, they have overlooked the most stunning legerdemain of this accusation. Suppose Bush had known 18 Muslim immigrants planned to hijack four planes on Sept. 11. What could he have done? Throw Arabs out of the country? Put them in preventive detention? Order airport security to take an extra little peek at swarthy men boarding planes? Liberals won't let us do that now! In a girly-girl, eye-poking attack, House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., has demanded an investigation into "what...
  • Arab Hijackers Now Eligible for Pre-Boarding (ANN COULTER)

    04/29/2004 9:39:15 AM PDT · by bigsky · 27 replies · 218+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | April 29, 2004 | Ann Coulter
    In June 2001, as Mohammed Atta completed his final "to do" list before the 9/11 attacks -- " . . . *amend will to ban women from my funeral . . . *leave extra little Friskies out for Mr. Buttons . . . *set TiVo for Streisand on 'Inside the Actors' Studio' . . . " -- Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta was conducting a major study on whether airport security was improperly screening passengers based on ethnicity. As Mineta explained: "We must protect the civil rights of airline passengers." Protecting airline passengers from sudden death has never made it...
  • Pundit Ann Coulter lets loose in Napa

    11/18/2003 8:20:21 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 39 replies · 213+ views Napa Valley Register ^ | Tuesday, November 11, 2003 | By JEANNE LIGHTLY, Register Business Editor
    Outspoken conservative commentator Ann Coulter let the one-liners and partisan zingers fly in her Napa speech Monday night, finding a receptive audience at the Silverado Country Club & Resort Ballroom. Coulter, whose most recent book, "Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism" is a number one New York Times best seller, had the nearly 400 attendees laughing at her quick-witted statements throughout much of her 45-minute lecture. When she reached the podium to give her speech at a fundraiser for the Napa Valley Boys & Girls Club, Coulter announced, "I thought I'd talk about liberals...
  • Ann Coulter's final defense of Al Franken's accusations of her lies...

    10/09/2003 8:51:19 AM PDT · by jacket · 35 replies · 397+ views ^ | October 8, 2003 | Ann Coulter
    RESPONSE TO INTERVIEW QUESTIONS OF EDWARD NAWOTKA FOR PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY QUESTION: FRANKEN CLAIMS THAT THERE ARE NUMEROUS FALSEHOODS IN YOUR BOOK, ESPECIALLY BURIED IN THE FOOTNOTES. . . . WHO IS ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ERRORS, YOU, THE PUBLISHER, OR BOTH? I see we're off to a good start! In your interview with Al Franken, after suggesting that some readers may want Franken to run for president, you ask him hardball questions like: -- "It's got to be a little grating to see your book on the same New York Times bestseller list as the Ann Coulter book." -- "You...
  • A Conversation Between Ann Coulter & Al Franken (Franken's "gotcha" debating style)

    12/18/2009 10:37:12 AM PST · by GOP_Resurrected · 9 replies · 934+ views
    Youtube ^ | 12/18/2009 | Myself
    Sorry for the vanity folks, but I stumbled across this video last night. It's a couple years old, before Al Franken was shaming the state of Minnesota as a Senator. An excerpt from a public forum featuring he and Ann Coulter, I think this so perfectly encapsulates Franken's weaselly methods in his attempts to smear conservatives as "liars," that it deserved addressing. Please take a few minutes to watch. Then, take a minute to read the ACTUAL ARTICLE by Thomas Friedman in question, and come back for my commentary. Now, did you notice what Franken did there? He started in...
  • Ann Coulter Talks with Ingraham About Racial Profiling and Obama's "Beer Summit" - Video 7/31/09

    08/01/2009 8:29:10 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 774+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 1, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Laura Ingraham last night talking with Ann Coulter about "racial profiling" and the Henry Louis Gates Jr. arrest controversy. Coulter believes most accusations of racial profiling are "a hoax," and she talks through many of those cases in the video. Ingraham also asked Ann about her faceoff with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Larry King Live this week. . . . . . . . .(Watch Video)
  • VIDEO: Coulter & Sharpton On Obama Meeting With Gates, Crowley

    07/31/2009 7:31:13 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 9 replies · 1,188+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 31, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Ann Coulter and Rev. Al Sharpton debate racial profiling and the arrest of Professor Gates by Sgt. Crowley.
  • Speed Kills Racial Profiling Study ... Ann Coulter

    09/03/2014 10:53:00 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 28 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Cm ^ | 3 Sep 2014 | Ann Coulter
    In an article about police shootings in last Sunday's New York Times (8/31), Michael Wines disputes the conventional wisdom about a disproportionate number of African-Americans being shot by police, saying there are no data one way or another. But Wines revives the canard about blacks being disproportionately targeted in traffic stops. There actually is a study for that. Throughout the 1990s, the nation was fixated on tales of jack-booted New Jersey state troopers who were stopping speeders on the turnpike just because they were black! In a 2000 primary debate, Vice President Al Gore sneered at then-New Jersey Sen. Bill...
  • Judge rejects profiling suit against Border Patrol in Ohio

    02/26/2016 7:56:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2016 10:19 AM EST | John Seewer
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing U.S. Border Patrol agents who watch over Ohio near the Canadian border of routinely engaging in racial profiling to round up Hispanics. [...] U.S. District Court Judge Jack Zouhary said race didn't play a role in the eight encounters with agents cited in the lawsuit. Two groups that work with Hispanics and migrant workers in Ohio sued the Border Patrol over what they say was a pattern of profiling over six years. They also accused agents of using racially offensive and "dehumanizing" terms to describe Hispanics. An attorney with the U.S. Justice...
  • NYC yellow taxi driver accused of refusing ride to weatherman Al Roker fined $500

    01/12/2016 7:46:12 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/12/16 | Dan Good
    The cabbie accused of snubbing famed weatherman Al Roker has pleaded guilty to a service refusal violation and was fined $500, according to the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission. Rahman faced heavy penalties plus a possible 30-day suspension after Roker complained on Twitter in November that a taxi snubbed him and his 13-year-old son for being black — in favor of a white fare a block away. The driver also settled a refusal allegation in May for $200, according to the Taxi and Limousine Commission. "This happens to folks of color every day," Roker said following the incident. "And while...
  • Federal Judge Who Outlawed Racial Profiling is Victim of Black Mob Violence

    12/13/2015 11:55:09 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 114 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 11, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    Federal Judge Susan Dlott wrote the book on racial profiling in 2002. Last week, she ripped it into one million tiny pieces when three black people broke into her $8 million Cincinnati home and started beating her and her 79-year old husband. "There's three black men with guns at our house," Dlott told a 911 operator after she escaped the home invasion and ran to her neighbor's house one mile away. And just in case the operator did not hear her the first time, Dlott said it again: "My husband and the dogs are still there. There are three black...
  • Dead Suspect's Father: He's Muslim and 'Very Religious'

    12/03/2015 4:56:11 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 123 replies
    News Max ^ | 12/2/2015 | Todd Beamon
    A man who was linked Wednesday to the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings was described by someone who identified himself as his father as a Muslim who was "very religious." NBC News has reported that one of the suspects killed by police after the shootings at the Inland Regional Center is Syed Farook. Farook and a woman were killed in a gunfight with police in nearby Redlands after the rampage at the center that killed 14 people and wounded 17 others. San Bernardino County records showed that someone with that name was an employee at the county's Environmental Health Department. The...
  • Who's Responsible?

    10/28/2015 4:57:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | October 28, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Hillary Clinton told a mixed audience, "I mean, if we're honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear". Before we get into the nuts and bolts of that observation, I'd like to ask a question. Would well-meaning, open-minded white people have a similar fear at the sight of an elderly black man using a walker and wearing a hoodie? Whether we like it or not, easily observed physical characteristics -- such as race, sex, height and age -- convey information. That's because there...
  • N.J. courts put on notice over racism as judge cites juror’s bias while overturning carjacking case

    09/03/2015 4:41:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies
    bergen record ^ | 08.31.15 | SALVADOR RIZZO
    A state appeals court voiced deep concerns Monday about “racial profiling” during criminal trials in New Jersey and directed judges in lower courts to instantly remove any jurors who display conscious or subconscious racist beliefs. The directive stems from a case that resulted in the convictions of two black men imprisoned in 2012 for carjacking a luxury sedan. At their trial, one juror had revealed a “subliminal” and “deeply-rooted, latent racial bias” against African-Americans, said the appeals panel, which overturned the verdict and ordered new court proceedings for both men.“Racial bias is repugnant to any notion of fairness or...
  • The Farcical Ferguson Report

    03/12/2015 5:59:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 12, 2015 | Larry Elder
    The NBA consists of 76 percent black players. But blacks are just 13 percent of the country. Clearly, the league engages in racial discrimination against whites. Silly, right? Well, this is exactly what the sleight-of-hand Department of Justice pulled off to find that the Ferguson Police Department engages in "implicit and explicit racial bias"! The report insults anybody who's ever studied the statistics - or logic. The 105-page report concludes: "Ferguson's law enforcement practices are shaped by the City's focus on revenue rather than by public safety needs. This emphasis on revenue has compromised the institutional character of Ferguson's police...
  • Obama Says Other Police Departments Are Racist In First Remarks On Ferguson

    03/06/2015 11:02:09 AM PST · by Steelfish · 104 replies
    DailyMail(UK) ^ | March 06, 2015
    Obama Says Other Police Departments Are Racist In First Remarks On Ferguson President Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement. Obama said improving civil rights and civil liberties with police is one of the areas that 'requires collective action and mobilization' 50 years after pivotal civil rights marches brought change to the country. The president made his first remarks about this week's Justice Department report of racial bias in Ferguson, which found officers routinely...
  • Walter Williams: Should Profiling Be Banned?

    12/16/2014 10:22:20 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 17, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    Last week, the Obama administration announced new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement. Before deciding whether this is good or bad policy, we might try to develop a description/definition of racial profiling or any other kind of profiling. A good definition of profiling in general is the use of an easily observed physical characteristic as a guess for some other, difficult-to-observe characteristic. The reason people profile is that information is costly and they seek methods to economize on information costs. One way to do that is through profiling. Imagine a chief of police in a city where there...
  • Eric Holder to release new racial profiling guidance

    12/08/2014 7:04:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/08/2014 | Paula Reid
    Attorney General Eric Holder will announce the Justice Department's release of its long-awaited revised racial profiling guidance for federal law enforcement on Monday. In 2003, the Justice Department issued its first racial profiling guidance under former Attorney General John Ashcroft. That guidance banned profiling based on race and ethnicity, but granted exceptions for national security and border protection. Civil rights groups considered the exceptions a kind of permission to discriminate especially against Muslims in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The newly revised guidance will expand the characteristics it protects -- beyond race and ethnicity -- to include bans...
  • Policework Without Profiling Is Like Insurance Without Actuarial Tables

    12/05/2014 9:52:13 AM PST · by IChing · 3 replies ^ | 12/5/14 | Donald Joy
    Sleazy race-agitators like Eric Holder and Barack Obama want you to think that America has a malignant, systemic problem of mostly white police departments unfairly targeting blacks, while somehow also keeping many blacks from becoming cops themselves. From that same timeworn narrative they’d have us all believe that any and all troubles faced by any black person today are, and always will be, attributable to some feature of the existence of white people on this planet throughout history. This carefully orchestrated mass-hallucination has many names, among them the modern sophists’ favorites: ‘disparate impact doctrine’ and ‘critical race theory.’ Despite even...
  • BAMN interrupts U-M Board of Regents meeting with protest that turns physical

    11/20/2014 1:10:01 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 28 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jeremy Allen
    About 25 members of the pro-affirmative action group By Any Means Necessary -- also known as BAMN - broke out with chants of "Minority enrollment's been going down, open it up or we'll shut it down" and "We don't need another committee, open it up to Detroit city," during the University of Michigan's Board of Regents meeting Thursday afternoon. The chants quickly turned physical as the protester pressed forward toward the regents. Security responded and the group continued to press forward as multiple protesters were forced to the ground after refusing to back down and move their protest out of...
  • American Airlines flight crew shuts sick Texas passenger in lavatory [claims of racism]

    10/17/2014 9:37:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 17, 2014 | Dane Schiller
    A University of Texas professor said Friday that she was "disgusted" on an American Airlines flight as the crew, fearing the spread of Ebola, kept a woman who had vomited shut in the plane's bathroom. "I was outraged by what I saw," said Martha Selby, who is the head of the Austin university's Asian Studies Department. Selby was on Flight 2325 Thursday evening from Dallas-Fort Worth to Chicago as she made her way to an academic conference. "She was making her way to the bathroom and vomited in the aisle," Selby recalled. "The flight attendants, I think, over-reacted completely. It...
  • ACLU accuses Boston police of racial profiling

    10/09/2014 6:26:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 9, 2014
    Blacks are more likely to be stopped and frisked by Hub cops in a “problematic pattern” that stops short of “widespread” racial profiling, according to the researcher whose findings the ACLU cited in an explosive report on Boston police tactics.
  • Barneys To Pay $525K In NY Shopper-Profiling Probe

    08/11/2014 9:50:36 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 17 replies ^ | 11 August 2014 | Jennifer Peltz
    New York - Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year.
  • First Annual Trayvon Martin Day Rallies Against Racial Profiling and Guns

    07/21/2014 2:25:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | July 20, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    On Saturday, 200 people marched through the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles protesting racial profiling and gun violence on the first anniversary of the verdict acquitting George Zimmerman of murdering Trayvon Martin. The crowd, led by Trayvon Martin’s parents, carried banners and chanted, “What do we want?... Justice. What do we want?… Justice.” According to CBS2 Los Angeles, the rally was organized by the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which states on its website that its purpose is to “create awareness of how violent crime impacts the families of the victims and to provide support and advocacy for those families in response...
  • Attorney for Trayvon Martin takes on Bellaire police shooting

    05/12/2014 6:50:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2014 | Brian Rogers
    Pastors, legislators and the civil rights attorney who represented Trayvon Martin's family against George Zimmerman last year vowed Monday to get justice for Robbie Tolan, the former minor league baseball player who was shot by a Bellaire police sergeant in 2008. "The Supreme Court said that this should go to a jury," lawyer Benjamin Crump told a crowd of more than 100 people at a press conference announcing he had been hired by Tolan and his parents. "If this could happen to a model family, like this, it could happen to anyone here." Tolan and his family, who are black,...
  • Arpaio Ready to Accept Racial Profiling Ruling: Documents

    04/15/2014 7:11:43 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 15 replies ^ | 04/15/2014 | M. Alex Johnson
    The self-styled "toughest sheriff in America" is prepared to accept a federal judge's finding that he and his Arizona department racially profiled Latinos in violation of the U.S. Constitution, court documents showed Monday. Attorneys for Maricopa County submitted a draft "corrective statement" (PDF) in U.S. District Court in Phoenix acknowledging that the judge had found constitutional violations and stipulating that Joe Arpaio, the county's swaggering sheriff for more than 20 years, wouldn't appeal some of the findings. The turnabout is a dramatic one for the 80-year-old Arpaio, who's insisted that his department never racially profiled Latinos as illegal immigrants while...
  • The Progressive Mind, 140 Characters At A Time

    02/02/2014 6:19:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | February 2, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    That the media of old is dead comes as a surprise to no one. All pretense of objectivity is gone. When a media orgy breaks out over a progressive activist blogger with no journalistic background leaving the once-credible Washington Post to start a “news organization” that seeks resumes of like-minded progressives who “share our passion for fixing the news,” we can say without reservation that the media shark has been jumped. Oddly enough, I agree with the idea of “fixing the news,” though I suspect I disagree with progressives on how to do that. I’d re-impose standards and require objectivity....

    01/08/2014 6:02:42 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    he Obama administration is issuing new recommendations on classroom discipline that seek to end the apparent disparities in how students of different races are punished for violating school rules. Civil rights advocates have long said that a "school-to-prison" pipeline stems from overly zealous school discipline policies targeting black and Hispanic students that bring them out of school and into the court system. Attorney General Eric Holder said the problem often stems from well intentioned "zero-tolerance" policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems. Zero tolerance policies, a tool that became popular in the 1990s,...
  • U.S. acts to keep minority, disabled students out of jail

    01/07/2014 11:07:46 PM PST · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    (Reuters) - The Justice and Education departments unveiled guidelines on Wednesday to prevent schools from violating civil rights laws and keep students out of jail after data found minorities and the disabled were more likely than others to face discipline or arrest. Attorney General Eric Holder said the guidelines were aimed at giving direction to school law enforcement officers, protecting the civil rights of students, and keeping kids in the classroom.
  • Jindal: DOJ 'More Interested In Skin Color' Than Education

    01/08/2014 6:31:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jeryl Bier
    In November, the Obama Justice Department dropped a lawsuit aimed at stopping a school voucher program in Louisiana. The Louisiana Scholarship Program is intended to give students in failing public schools a chance to attend better schools, including private ones. Justice tried to block the program on the basis that it may have violated a 1975 federal desegregation order. The case began to heat up when Republican governor Bobby Jindal, joined by some parents of students (chiefly minorities) who had benefited from the voucher program, began a defense in the courts. Justice then filed a motion contesting the parents' standing...
  • Holder's New School Discipline Guidelines: Stop Targeting Minorities

    01/08/2014 3:11:18 PM PST · by EinNYC · 38 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8 Jan 2014 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    WASHINGTON The Obama administration is urging schools to abandon overly zealous discipline policies that civil rights advocates have long said lead to a school-to-prison pipeline that discriminates against minority students. The wide-ranging series of guidelines issued Wednesday in essence tells schools that they must adhere to the principle of fairness and equity in student discipline or face strong action if they don't. The American Civil Liberties Union called the recommendations "ground-breaking."
  • Putting the Chill on Discipline: Institutionalized Racism

    01/09/2014 4:37:38 AM PST · by bestintxas · 12 replies
    am thinker ^ | 1/9/14 | j robert smith
    The Associated Press, via Breitbart, reports that Attorney General Eric Holder wants public schools to back off zero tolerance policies that he alleges discriminates against minority students. Putting a chill on discipline and stymieing schools from ousting miscreants means lots of public schools -- particularly inner-city ones -- will do even less educating. Holder 's guidelines aim at halting "targeting minorities," but, practically, will accomplish defining deviancy downward yet again in urban minority-dominated schools -- that's mostly black and Hispanic kids from broken families and single-parent households. The A.G.'s guidelines are another tacit admission that there are enormous dysfunctions in...

    01/09/2014 8:08:37 AM PST · by shortstop · 37 replies ^ | 01/09/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Now the federal government wants to run the classroom. Not just what’s taught, who gets tested for what or what gets served for lunch, but who gets punished for what and how. Now Washington dictates on discipline. That was the clear word out of Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore yesterday as the attorney general and secretary of education announced new federal guidelines and mandates on school discipline. The goal? To disrupt the “school-to-prison pipeline” which Eric Holder and Arne Duncan say plagues our nation. Specifically, to eliminate what they call racial disparities in discipline. It turns out that black...
  • Experts slam DOJ letter telling schools to implement race-based punishments

    01/10/2014 9:47:53 AM PST · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10 Jan 2014 | Robby Soave
    Education experts decried a new memo from the Departments of Justice and Education that instructs public schools throughout the country to cease punishing disruptive students if they fall into certain racial categories, such as black or Hispanic. The letter, released on Wednesday, states that it is a violation of federal law for schools to punish certain races more than others, even if those punishments stem from completely neutral rules. For example, equal numbers of black students and white students should be punished for tardiness, even if black students are more often tardy than white students. (RELATED: DOJ to schools: It’s...