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Sam Liccardo, candidate for San Jose Mayor. (CBS)

San Jose Mayor Liccardo Calls For Police Accountability After Data Shows Department’s Potential Racial Bias

San Jose’s Mayor Sam Liccardo is calling for increased police accountability in the wake of data that shows the department routinely stops or detains blacks and Latinos at disproportionate rates.

05/12/2015

San Jose Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing. (CBS)

Blacks, Latinos Detained In Disproportionate Numbers By San Jose Police

The City of San Jose’s Independent Police auditor believes new data on police detentions and arrests shows that racial bias exists in the department.

05/11/2015

Image from an undercover police informant shows two women allegedly peddling drugs in the San Francisco's Tenderloin. (Manny Ortez/YouTube)

Video Shows SFPD Informant Targeting Black Woman Over Asian Woman In Drug Sting Operation

New video shows an undercover San Francisco police informant ignoring an Asian woman who may have been offering drugs, and instead going after a black woman.

04/09/2015

Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz addresses the "Race Together Program" during the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting March 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Starbucks Ends Maligned ‘Race Together’ Initiative Following Social Media Backlash

Starbucks baristas will no longer write “Race Together” on customers’ cups starting Sunday, ending a visible component of the company’s diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took effect.

03/23/2015

Jeff Adachi

San Francisco Public Defender Begins Study Of ‘Unconscious Bias’ In Arrests, Judgments For Minorities

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi wants to pull the curtain back on racial disparity in the justice system to determine how much race plays a part in arrests, charging and sentencing by launching an ambitious study that will examine a decade’s worth of cases.

09/23/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discusses her new book, 'Hard Choices: A Memoir,' at the Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University June 13, 2014 in Washington, DC. Clinton is on a nationwide tour to promote the new memoir with media interviews and book signings but has said she would not decide whether to run in the 2016 presidential race before the end of the year.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Addresses Ferguson Shooting, Racial Strife During Technology Conference In San Francisco

Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.

08/28/2014

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San Jose State Motivational Speaker Files Complaint After Claiming Police Beat Him

A man who gave a motivational speech at San Jose State University in May claims police beat him up afterward.

07/25/2014

Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Inmate Lawsuit Challenges Racial Lockdown Policy At California Prisons

A federal judge said Wednesday that he will consider whether California’s policy of locking up prisoners by race violates the constitutional rights of the roughly 125,000 male inmates within the state prison system.

07/23/2014

Apple's iPhone 5C model (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Apple Wants To Add Ethnic Emojis

After criticism and calls for ethnic diversity, Apple wants to add some new emoji faces.

03/26/2014

“Big Brother” Amanda & Elissa (credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS)

‘Big Brother’ Contestants Make More Offensive Remarks

A run of ethnically insensitive remarks has continued during filming for the 15th installment of the CBS reality series, raising questions…

08/08/2013