Blacks Stopped At Much Higher Rate Indoors In Center City
Philly.com– The controversial arrest of two black men at a Center City Starbucks last Thursday has reignited the debate about racial profiling by police and businesses in Philadelphia and around the country.
A Daily News analysis of police data covering Center City shows that blacks are still significantly more likely to be stopped than whites.
When the police stops are listed as occurring indoors, such as in stores, the racial disparity is larger: Blacks account for more than two-thirds of those stops.
David Rudovsky, a civil rights attorney who has been monitoring the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices, speculated that some of the stops could originate with a call from a store employee, like in the Starbucks case.
Outdoors, blacks accounted for 50 percent of the stops last year, while whites made up about 37 percent. When inside, however, 69 percent of those stopped were black and 19 percent were white.
Kaepernick Wins Amnesty International’s Highest Honor
Amnesty International has awarded Colin Kaepernick with the highest honor, the 2018 Ambassador of Conscience Award.
“This is an award I share with all of the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers…” Kaepernick said in a statement.
“To quote Malcolm X, ‘[I] will join in with anyone — I don’t care what color you are — as long as you want to change this miserable condition that exists on this earth,’ I am here to join with you all in this battle against police violence.”
Waffle House Shooting: Suspect Is In Custody
Police say that they have arrested a suspect in the killing of four people at a Waffle House in Nashville, TN.
About 160 law enforcement officials had been involved in the search for the suspect, Travis Reinking, 29, who officials said used an AR-15 rifle to carry out a rampage at a restaurant southeast of downtown on Sunday morning.
Police say they arrested Mr. Reinking on Monday afternoon near the apartment complex where he lived.
In addition to the four people who were killed — Akilah Dasilva, 23; DeEbony Groves, 21; Joe R. Perez, 20; and Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29 — four people were wounded in Sunday’s shooting.