Black People : City profiling young black males riding BIKES

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  1. dustyelbow

    dustyelbow Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Eastpointe pays $160,000 in black youth profiling suit

    EASTPOINTE, Mich. A mostly white suburb of mostly black Detroit has agreed to pay 160-thousand dollars to settle a lawsuit that claimed police profiled young black males.
    The federal suit said police stopped and searched young black bicycle riders because of their race.

    The settlement involves 12 plaintiffs remaining from the 21 who originally sued.

    The American Civil Liberties Union joined the suit in 2001.

    Eastpointe didn't admit any wrongdoing.

    The 2000 U-S Census said about five percent of Eastpointe's 34-thousand residents were black, while about 83 percent of Detroit's 951-thousand residents were black.

    Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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    A whole city ADMITTING to targeting young black males riding BIKES.
     
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    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    $160,000 EACH or in total? Hell, if they had to divide that money between 12 people, that's $13,333.33. They deserve more than that for their embarrassment.

    I wonder why 9 of them dropped the lawsuit. Hmmmmmm
     
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    You mean to tell me 9 drop the lawsuit , i wonder what had them
    to back out, they should have gotten much more .
     
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