Study Shows California Cops More Likely to Stop Black DriversBlack drivers in California were stopped by police at 2.5 times the per capita rate of whites and searched three times as often, according to a report from a first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling by police.
Racial Disparity In Oakland Traffic Stops Remains Despite Police Department ChangesThe number of African American people involved in traffic stops by Oakland Police has dropped nearly in half since 2016. Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick says this is real progress in the fight against racial profiling, but many in the community say it’s just a numbers game.
Man Cited For Eating Sandwich On BART To File Lawsuit Alleging Racial ProfilingAn attorney is filing a lawsuit on behalf of a man who was allegedly racially profiled by BART police after he ate a sandwich on the platform last week, the attorney for the man said Wednesday.
Christopher Cukor Explains His 'Unique History,' Not Race, Led Him To Call Cops On Wesly Michel Outside San Francisco BuildingA Bay Area man is apologizing after a video of him calling the police on a black man outside his building--with his own son begging him to stop--went viral.
SF Youth Group Leaders Say They Were Racially Profiled At Forever 21 ShopTwo San Francisco youth program leaders are outraged after they claim they were racially profiled while shopping Sunday evening at a popular fashion retailer near Union Square.
California's Historic Drop In Arrests Still Imperils BlacksCalifornia is seeing a historic drop in arrests that still leaves blacks far more likely to wind up in handcuffs, particularly in Bay Area counties.
Supporters To Rally In Oakland For Activist Arrested For 'Bicycling While Black'Najari Smith, a Richmond bicycling activist who was arrested while leading a group bike ride in Oakland this month, has a court appearance Friday morning, and supporters will rally at Oakland’s Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse on his behalf.
DA Drops Charges Against Cyclist Arrested For Boombox In OaklandA bicyclist arrested for playing a boombox in Oakland believes he was the victim of racial profiling. Now the DA has announced he will not be charged.
Mayor Calls OPD Bias Research Results 'Unsettling'A study by a Stanford researcher shows only a slight drop in the large number of Oakland police stops that involve African-Americans, a finding Mayor Libby Schaaf calls "unsettling."
Oakland Officials Debate Cost Of Police Data AnalysisA debate was raging in Oakland Thursday as officials argued over whether the city budget should continue to cover the cost of analyzing data on police stops.
Oakland Resident Reports Black Firefighter To Police During Routine InspectionAn Oakland firefighter is at the center of the latest high-profile case of what appears to be racial profiling in the area.
Berkeley Alum Removed From Southwest Jet For Speaking Arabic SuesA former University of California at Berkeley student who was removed from a Southwest Airlines plane after he spoke Arabic sued the airline Tuesday for allegedly violating his civil rights.
SF Prosecutor Claims He Was Racially Profiled At SFOA San Francisco prosecutor wrote an op-ed in the New York Times about the time he was detained at San Francisco International Airport .
San Francisco Grocery Outlet Security Guard Fired Over Racial ProfilingA security guard at a San Francisco Mission District Grocery Outlet has been fired after a video showed him racially profiling a customer in the store's parking lot.
Drake Blasts Coachella's 'Madison' Country Club for Racial Profiling"The most offensive place I have ever stayed at in my life with staff who pick and choose who they are going to accommodate based on racial profiling."