Governor Brown Signs Anti-Racial Profiling BillGov. Brown signed legislation changing California's definition of racial profiling and requiring that local law enforcement agencies collect demographic data on the people they stop.
Berkeley Police Data Shows Racial Disparities, Civil Rights Leaders SayNewly released data from the Berkeley Police Department shows significant racial disparities in who is pulled over by police and targeted for searches, local civil rights leaders announced Tuesday morning.
Obama, Zuckerberg Offer Support To Muslim Student Arrested Over Homemade ClockPresident Barack Obama and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are among the growing list of high-profile supporters of a Texas high school student who was arrested after the homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a possible bomb.
Report Shows Racial Profiling, Unequal Treatment Of Blacks On San Francisco Streets, In Court SystemIn comparison to their white counterparts, black adults in San Francisco are much more likely to be arrested, booked into county jail and convicted, according to a racial and ethnic disparities report released Tuesday by the San Francisco Reentry Council.
W. Kamau Bell’s Racial Profiling Experience At Berkeley Cafe Spurs Community MeetingHundreds turned out for a discussion on racism in Berkeley on Friday night, two months after comedian W. Kamau Bell was racially profiled at a café.
Comedian W. Kamau Bell Says He Was Racially Profiled At Berkeley RestaurantW. Kamau Bell claims an employee at the Elmwood Cafe racially profiled him when she told him to "scram" while he was talking to his wife outside the popular Berkeley restaurant.
African American Man Sues BART Police Claiming Racial Profiling In ArrestAlbert Burleson was arrested at the Powell BART station in August, but claims his civil rights were violated as officers looked for a panhandler.
Retail Profiling Lawsuits: Businesses Would Rather Lose Merchandise Than Detain Potential ShopliftersRetailers lose $45 billion dollars annually to theft, about $10 billion of that to shoplifting. Yet the last thing stores may want to do is catch a thief.
Oakland Police Say Officer Acted Within Policy Detaining Firefighter And His Kids, Video ReleasedVideo has surfaced of a tense situation between a white Oakland police officer and a black off-duty firefighter outside the fire station where he worked. Meanwhile, police said the officer was "within policy" during the incident.
Race Issues Raised When Oakland Firefighter, Kids Detained By Police OfficerA black Oakland firefighter has filed a complaint with the Oakland Police Department after he and his young kids were detained by a white police officer outside the station where the firefighter worked.
Phil Matier: Racial Profiling Or High Crime Area? What Police Do With Traffic-Stop Data Bay Area police departments collect information on the race of drivers pulled over in traffic stops, but most of the agencies report they don't have the time, staff or budget to do anything with that information.
Federal Monitor: OPD Making Progress, Still Struggling With Racial ProfilingOakland Police Department’s federal monitor released a report that says it has to comply with just six of the 51 original reform goals that were imposed over 10 years ago.