Racial Profling http://wunc.org en City Manager Wants To Improve Public Trust Of The Durham Police Department http://wunc.org/post/city-manager-wants-improve-public-trust-durham-police-department <p></p><p>Spurred by complaints about racial bias in the Durham Police Department, City Manager Tom Bonfield said he'll review recommendations to improve relations with the community.</p><p></p><p>“I recognize the critical importance of a trusting relationship between a community police department and the community. And I also recognize that and the end of the day, I'm responsible for the actions of the department and how that plays out in terms of the relationship.”</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:35:23 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 37480 at http://wunc.org City Manager Wants To Improve Public Trust Of The Durham Police Department Durham Community Groups Want End To Alleged Police "Racial Profiling" http://wunc.org/post/durham-community-groups-want-end-alleged-police-racial-profiling <p></p><p>Community organizations and faith-based groups in Durham are calling for a series of measures to help end what they call "racial profiling" by the Durham Police Department.</p><p>Representatives of the NAACP, Durham Congregations in Action, Fostering Alternatives in Drug Enforcement -- or FADE -- and several other groups are pushing for five main changes.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:36:04 +0000 Leoneda Inge 36017 at http://wunc.org Durham Community Groups Want End To Alleged Police "Racial Profiling" Durham Youth Death Sparks Protests http://wunc.org/post/durham-youth-death-sparks-protests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:11pt">Seventeen year-old Jesus Huerta <a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/21/3392502/dead-teen-in-durham-police-car.html">died of a gunshot wound in the back of a Durham police car last month</a>. His death sparked protests outside of Durham Police Department Headquarters. </span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:53:22 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 26810 at http://wunc.org Durham Youth Death Sparks Protests Trayvon Martin's Killing Reverberates In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/trayvon-martins-killing-reverberates-north-carolina <p>On Saturday, July 13, George Zimmerman was pronounced not guilty of second degree murder for the killing of Trayvon Martin.&nbsp;The jury acquitted him on the grounds of self-defense.&nbsp;What does self-defense mean in a case like this?</p><p>Before the trial began, Judge Deborah Nelson forbade use of the term “racial profiling” in the courtroom.&nbsp;How does race play into the criminal justice system?&nbsp;</p><p>Host Frank Stasio speaks with a panel of experts to discuss these questions and what the Trayvon Martin case in Florida means for us in North Carolina. His guests are:</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:15:35 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 18981 at http://wunc.org Trayvon Martin's Killing Reverberates In North Carolina Latino Health and 287(g) http://wunc.org/post/latino-health-and-287g <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); display: inline !important; float: none;">Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act allows United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement to partner with state and local Thu, 29 Nov 2012 18:47:53 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 5461 at http://wunc.org Alamance County To Respond To DOJ http://wunc.org/post/alamance-county-respond-doj <p><span>Alamance County is expected to respond to the US Department of justice today, following the findings of an investigation and alleged racial profiling by the Sheriff's Department.<br> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 1779 at http://wunc.org Alamance County Reacts To Racial Profiling Charge http://wunc.org/post/alamance-county-reacts-racial-profiling-charge <p>Last week, the US Department of Justice released findings following a two-year investigation into alleged racial profiling by the Alamance County Sheriff’s Department. The D-O-J says the department targeted Latino drivers, installed unnecessary checkpoints in Latino neighborhoods and abused its power as a county taking part in the controversial 287 (g) deportation program. Alamance has since been removed from the program, but the local Sheriff says these accusations are completely false.<br> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 1714 at http://wunc.org ACLU Seeks Stories Of Racial Profiling http://wunc.org/post/aclu-seeks-stories-racial-profiling <p>State police agencies are are mandated by law to track every traffic stop they make...who was pulled over and why. The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina says a disproportionate number of minorities are stopped, searched and -- at times -- arrested. It is kicking off a campaign to urge minorities to document each time they feel they've been racially profiled.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:20:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 1127 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville Police Policies Aimed At Preventing Racial Profiling http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-police-policies-aimed-preventing-racial-profiling <p>The Fayetteville Police Department is changing its search policies in response to accusations of racial profiling. The department stopped and searched three times more black drivers than white ones last year. That concerned local activist groups, who want a review of the traffic stops. Lieutenant Chris Davis says Fayetteville Police are now requiring officers to give a detailed written reason for each search they conduct based on probable cause.</p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 22:30:00 +0000 Will Michaels 9115 at http://wunc.org