Racial Profiling

ACLU of Michigan Asks Michigan State Police to End Traffic-Stop Requirements for Troopers

ACLU of Michigan Asks Michigan State Police to End Traffic-Stop Requirements for Troopers

2016-08-24 00:00:00

DETROIT—Concerned about the increased potential for violent confrontations and racial profiling, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in a letter today urged the Michigan State Police to eliminate a policy requiring troopers to make a designated number of traffic stops to meet performance standards.

Fancher: Five Steps the Police Can Take to Reduce Racial Bias Toward Blacks

Fancher: Five Steps the Police Can Take to Reduce Racial Bias Toward Blacks

2016-08-12 00:00:00

Recent tragic police-related shootings have demonstrated yet again that sudden, violent deaths at the hands of police can capture headlines and public attention. But out of sight and forgotten are thousands of victims of illegal racially discriminatory encounters with police who survived, but who nevertheless ended up in prison cells.

Campaign to End Police Abuse & Discrimination

We realize that excessive policies and actions of the police are instrumental in deciding who gets stopped, searched, arrested, and funneled into the criminal justice system. Indeed, the United States’ over-incarceration crisis begins at the front end of the system, especially for communities of color. Meanwhile, often under the guise of our failed drug war, abuse of civil asset forfeiture is rampant, while federal grant programs enable the increasing militarization of local police departments.

Mom Arrested and Strip-Searched After 9/11 Flight Settles Lawsuit

Mom Arrested and Strip-Searched After 9/11 Flight Settles Lawsuit

2015-04-24 00:00:00

DETROIT — The American Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement in its lawsuit filed on behalf of Shoshana Hebshi, a mother of two who was pulled off an airplane at gunpoint, arrested, strip-searched, and detained. The case was brought against Frontier Airlines and several government defendants.

An Orwellian Grand Rapids Police Tactic Targets Black Americans for Simply Existing

An Orwellian Grand Rapids Police Tactic Targets Black Americans for Simply Existing

2015-04-15 00:00:00

Kirk McConer was arrested and jailed while talking to a friend outside a convenience store, where he had just purchased a soda. Tyrone Hightower was arrested and jailed after sitting in his car in the parking lot of a nightclub, as he waited to make sure his friends were admitted to the club. And Jacob Manyong was stopped and placed under arrest after the back tire of his car barely crossed the property of a private business, as he drove out of an adjacent public lot.

The charges against McConer, Hightower, and Manyong? Trespassing.

Racially Disproportionate Traffic Stops in Ferndale

Racially Disproportionate Traffic Stops in Ferndale

2015-02-24 00:00:00

After receiving multiple complaints from African American motorists who felt that they had been the targets of racial profiling by police officers conducting traffic stops in Ferndale, the ACLU of Michigan requested traffic stop data from the Ferndale Police Department pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.

Citing Alarming Statistics, ACLU of Michigan Asks Ferndale to Investigate Possible Racial Profiling of Black Motorists by Police

Citing Alarming Statistics, ACLU of Michigan Asks Ferndale to Investigate Possible Racial Profiling of Black Motorists by Police

2014-09-30 00:00:00

DETROIT -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in a letter today urged the Ferndale Police Department to hire an independent firm to investigate why black motorists are being issued traffic citations at a rate grossly disproportionate to their presence in the local population. After receiving multiple complaints from the public regarding possible racial profiling in Ferndale, the ACLU of Michigan obtained public records from the Ferndale Police Department that indicate that black drivers are far more likely to be ticketed in Ferndale than white drivers.

Federal Judge Allows Racial Profiling Lawsuit to Move Forward

Federal Judge Allows Racial Profiling Lawsuit to Move Forward

2014-04-01 00:00:00

DETROIT – An Ohio mother of two who was unlawfully arrested, detained and strip-searched because of her ethnicity on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 will be able to move forward with her lawsuit against Detroit Metro Airport officials and federal authorities, a federal judge ruled late last night.

Pages

After receiving multiple complaints from African American motorists who felt that they had been the targets of racial profiling by police officers conducting...
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan today urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reconsider its decision to not prosecute the Saginaw police...
No related legislation
No related campaigns
DETROIT—Concerned about the increased potential for violent confrontations and racial profiling, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in a letter...
April 24, 2015 Racial Profiling
DETROIT — The American Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement in its lawsuit filed on behalf of Shoshana Hebshi, a mother of two who was pulled off an...
April 15, 2015 Racial Profiling
Kirk McConer was arrested and jailed while talking to a friend outside a convenience store, where he had just purchased a soda. Tyrone Hightower was arrested...
DETROIT -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan in a letter today urged the Ferndale Police Department to hire an independent firm to investigate why...
April 01, 2014 Racial Profiling
DETROIT – An Ohio mother of two who was unlawfully arrested, detained and strip-searched because of her ethnicity on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 will be able...
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan today urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reconsider its decision to not prosecute the Saginaw police...
January 22, 2013 Racial Profiling
DETROIT – An Ohio mother of two who was unlawfully arrested, detained and strip-searched because of her ethnicity filed a lawsuit today against Frontier...
May 10, 2005 Racial Profiling
DETROIT— A federal court today ruled that there is enough evidence of racial discrimination and illegal searches by a suburban Detroit police department to...
March 08, 2002 Racial Profiling
As the nation tries to find the best ways to improve airport security, it is crucial that we resist grabbing onto strategies that only create a sense of false...
April 10, 2001 Racial Profiling
DETROIT — Acting on behalf of 21 young African-American men who were stopped by the police while riding their bikes, the American Civil Liberties Union of...
The Michigan ACLU announced today that pamphlets advising people about their rights when stopped or questioned by the FBI, police or INS officials are...
DETROIT – Citing growing concerns over border patrol’s persistent targeting and ongoing detention of individuals at the border based on their race, ethnicity...
Subscribe to RSS - Racial Profiling