Racial Discrimination Cases

March 6th, 2014
Written by Michael Biesecker - AP Staff Writer in Discrimination Cases with 1 Comment
Alamance County Sheriff Terry S. Johnson (right), is accused of violating the rights of citizens and legal residents by detaining and arresting Latinos without probable cause.
A North Carolina sheriff accused of racially profiling Latino drivers also alllowed his deputies to share via email racist jokes and a link to a bloody online video game in which players shoot people entering the country illegally, including children and pregnant women. Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department filed documents this week in their complaint against Alamance County Sheriff Terry S....
March 3rd, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Discrimination Cases with 0 Comments
A class-action lawsuit claims New York City's property tax system unfairly discriminates against blacks and Hispanics living in rental buildings.
A racial discrimination lawsuit claims Hispanic and African-American renters in New York City are treated unfairly by the New York City property tax system. The suit was filed Wednesday in Manhattan state Supreme Court and alleges the system favors owners of co-ops, condos and single-family homes. Renters indirectly pay property taxes through rent payments. The suit challenges the system on...
February 28th, 2014
Written by Blake Nicholson in Discrimination Cases with 1 Comment
Craig Cobb's plans for a white supremacist utopia have soured now that he faces jail time in North Dakota.
White surpemacist Craig Cobb fears he could become the target of violence in his adopted home of Leith, North Dakota. Cobb originally planned to turn Leith into an all-white enclave, but now hopes to avoid prision time. Prominent members of the tiny community and surrounding area say they are angry with Cobb, but that he wouldn't be hurt if he were to be freed from jail. Leith's population...
February 27th, 2014
Written by Bruce Smith - Associated Press in Discrimination Cases with 1 Comment
Mug shots of George Stinney Jr. show a 14-year-old African-American charged with a double murder in segregationist-era South Carolina. Questions of his guilt and the fairness of his conviction prompted calls for a retrial.
Seventy years after his original death sentence and electrocution, George Stinney Jr. – only 14-years-old at the time — may get a new trial for the slaying of two white girls. Judge Carmen Mullen held a two-day hearing last month in the case of George Stinney Jr., who was put to death following a 1944 trial in Clarendon County. He was the youngest person executed in the United States in the past...
February 21st, 2014
Written by Tom Hays in Discrimination Cases with 1 Comment
The New York Police Department can continue its surveillance of Muslims a federal judge has ruled.
A federal judge has ruled that the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey was a lawful effort to prevent terrorism, not a civil rights violation. In a decision filed Thursday in federal court in Newark, U.S. District Judge William Martini dismissed a lawsuit brought in 2012 by eight Muslims who alleged that the NYPD's surveillance programs were unconstitutional because...


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