Category Archives: Racial Profiling
SYSTEMIC POLICE RACISM: “Protesting the Flag?!” ☮
CIVIL RIGHTS: “I Have A Dream” / Martin Luther King, Jr. / August 28, 1963 ☮
POLICE BRUTALITY AND EXECUTIONS: “Racism or Militarization: What’s at the Root of Police Killings” / RT America / Simone Del Rosario, and Jeremy Kuzmarov ☮
Residents of Charlotte, North Carolina are calling for the mayor, police chief and lawmakers to resign in the wake of the officer-involved killing of Keith Scott a week ago. These calls have echoed through communities turned upside down by police killings of black men. While many consider these killings to be rooted in racism, Jeremy Kuzmarov, professor of American history at the University of Tulsa, tells RT America’s Simone Del Rosario the role of militarization should not be downplayed.
WHITE PRIVILEGE: “Shannon Sharpe Brilliantly Explains Why Colin Kaepernick is Protesting”☮
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: “Feds to Finally Track Police Shootings” / The Young Turks ☮
“The US Department of Justice, for the first time, will keep a comprehensive database of fatal officer-involved incidents, amid rising skepticism around police accountability.
It seems impossible to ignore that the announcement from the Federal Register came late on Monday, just one day before the two-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown — the unarmed black teenager who was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. His death triggered protests, sparked a national conversation about policing, and shone a spotlight on the systemic racism that pervades criminal justice in the US.
Until now, the FBI has maintained a dataset which includes information about fatal police shootings. Local law-enforcement agencies can voluntarily submit homicide statistics, including incidents involving police, to state police departments, which in turn send the data to the FBI. But since Brown’s death, that system has been widely discredited.”
POLICE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM: “NYPD Captain: You Need to Arrest More Black Guys (AUDIO)” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur, and Ana Kasparian ☮
An NYPD officer recorded his captain asking him why he’s not arresting more “bad guys.” Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“When NYPD officer Michael Birch was summoned into a performance evaluation meeting with his commanding officer and a lieutenant one day in August 2012, he was expecting to hear more of what he’d heard in the past about the way he did his job: that he wasn’t generating enough “activity.” As an officer in the transit bureau, he says, that meant being told to issue more summonses for fare evasion, and arresting more people for stealing fellow straphangers’ cell phones.
Instead, “the conversation just turned completely weird to me,” he said in an interview this week. “Because he’s basically telling me it’s OK to racially profile.”
Birch provided Gawker with what he claims is a recording he secretly made of that meeting, on which a man who seems to be his commanding officer can be heard repeatedly questioning him about his recent summonses, placing particular emphasis on the fact that he has only stopped two black men out of 54 total people. “Two male blacks,” the man says at one point. “So you’re telling me you only saw two male blacks jump the turnstile?”
CIVIL RIGHTS: “The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. You DON’T Know” / Secular Talk / Kyle Kulinski ☮
WHITE-WING CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN XENOPHOBIA: “Study: More Mexican Immigrants Leaving U.S. Than Entering” / The Young Turks / Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore, and Francesca Fiorentini ☮
WHITE-WING CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN XENOPHOBIA: “Republican Clown Car Candidate, Chris Christie, Still Claiming Terrorists Were Syrian Refugees Despite Evidence” / The Young Turks / Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola ☮