Tag Archives: racial profiling

New racial profiling report highlights LGBT experiences with police profiling

Tweet Last week, the NAACP released Born Suspect, a report on racial profiling by the police and the continued fight to end it. The report includes information on the national impact of racial profiling as well as successful advocacy strategies to curb it. Coming at a time when the national conversation on racial profiling and police violence [...]
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“Ferguson Police just executed my unarmed son.”

TweetStacia L. Brown has a powerful piece on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb while walking unarmed down the street on Saturday afternoon.  Tweet
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Dream Defenders take Florida Capitol, meet with Gov. Scott

Tweet In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, the Dream Defenders–a student collective of young people of color–has taken to the Florida Capitol. The group began their occupation on Tuesday, demanding the passage of the Trayvon Martin Act. According to Colorlines, “the bill would address racial profiling, ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws and school-to-prison pipeline issues [...]
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Supreme Court: We heart racial profiling!

TweetToday, the Supreme Court ruled on Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 immigration law. The good news is that it struck down key parts of the law, which is  why it is being hailed as a victory for the Obama Administration, which brought the case to the Supreme Court. The bad news is that it upheld the “show [...]
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We must end stop and frisk

Tweet Crime reduction tactics should be effective and they should facilitate people feeling safer in their neighborhoods. Stop and frisk laws, popular in many cities and recently defended by New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, don’t do this. Instead they intimidate young men of color, instill fear in communities, restrict decision-making and mobility and permit [...]
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