After Attorneys Uncover Racial Profiling, Charges Dropped in Almost 50 Minneapolis Marijuana Stings

In a fascinating case of addressing impact rather than intention, district attorney in Minneapolis have dismissed felony marijuana charges against 47 people, 46 of whom are black, and halted future low-level sting operations. The racial disparity was brought to light in late May, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, and shockingly, the powers that be took … Read more

WATCH: Review Board Recommends Firing Orlando Officer For Racially Insensitive Facebook Posts

ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s a series of Facebook comments from August that are still haunting Orlando police Officer Robert Schellhorn after Orlando’s Citizens Police Review Board voted on Wednesday to recommend a zero-tolerance social media policy which includes Schellhorn being fired. “Who wants police officers with that point of view patrolling the streets,” said Henry … Read more

SFPD’s Texting Scandal: Court Rules Officers Can be Disciplined for Racist Messages

San Francisco police officers who exchanged racist, sexist and homophobic text messages in 2011 and 2012 — calling African Americans “monkeys” and encouraging the killing of “half-breeds,” among other slurs — can be brought up on disciplinary charges, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday, overturning a judge’s decision that police officials had waited too long. … Read more

Ohio Police Chief Says City Dragging Feet on Investigating Cop’s Racist ‘Banana’ Threat Against Her

An Ohio police chief accused city officials of stalling their investigation into racist and threatening Facebook posts made against her by one of the department’s officers. Nelsonville police officer Joshua Braglin slurred Tiffany Tims, the interim police chief at Hocking College, after she ordered her officers to stand down in pursuit of a possibly armed … Read more

UN Issues Warning Over Deaths of Disproportionate Number of Black People in Police Custody and ‘Structural Racism’ in UK

The United Nations has raised serious concern over the deaths of a “disproportionate number” of black and minority ethnic people in police custody in Britain. “The deaths reinforce the experiences of structural racism, over-policing and criminalisation of people of African descent and other minorities in the UK,” a panel of human rights experts said. They … Read more