Franken Calls For Investigation Following TSA Profiling AllegationsSen. Al Franken is calling for an investigation into the TSA after recent allegations that a supervisor within the agency called for racial profiling of people in Minnesota’s Somali community.
Report: Minn. TSA Manager Says He Was Asked To Target Somalis A TSA manager at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport says his supervisor told him to report the names of local Somali leaders coming to him for help, so that they could be checked agaisnt a database for terror ties, the New York Times reported on Wednedsay.
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Arbitrator Upholds Firing Of Chaska Officer Accused Of ProfilingAn arbitrator has upheld the firing of a Chaska police officer accused of racial and ethnic profiling. The Chaska Police Department says Officer Joshua Lawrenz requested binding arbitration to contest his firing.
Mpls. City Council Votes To Repeal Spitting, Lurking OrdinanceThe Minneapolis City Council voted Friday morning to repeal two laws that some say encourage racial profiling. The council vote was 12-1 in favor of rolling back those ordinances. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges praised the city council's decision.
Eagan Outlet Mall Accused Of Racial ProfilingA Twin Cities outlet mall is facing a growing number of accusations of racial profiling.
Groups Claim Voter ID Includes Racial ProfilingSome people say the push to get a Voter ID amendment on the ballot in November includes racial profiling.

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