Racial Profiling Costs Macy’s $650,000

Source: Julissa Catalan /DiversityInc Following an 18-month investigation, Macy’s has agreed to pay a $650,000 settlement to address racial-profiling claims at its flagship store on 34th Street in New York City. The Herald Square store had been accused of disproportionately accusing Blacks and Latinos of shoplifting, and in some cases subjecting them to heightened surveillance procedures and even detention. The agreement—which …

Dallas Maverick Point Guard Raymond Felton Admits Gun Felony, But Avoid Prison Time

Source: Associated Press vi Tulsa World Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail. Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He admitted he knowingly had a large-capacity ammunition magazine …

In 9 Cases of Police Chokeholds, Punishment Was Rare, Review Board Says

Source: J. DAVID GOODMAN/NY Times From 2009 to 2013, an oversight board substantiated nine complaints by people who said New York City police officers restrained them with a chokehold, a banned tactic that may have played a role in the death of a Staten Island man last week. In each of the nine cases, the Civilian Complaint Review Board, an independent agency that investigates …