Organizational Misbehavior

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Swanky Salon First Business Penalized Under New York’s Hair Discrimination Legal Guidelines

A swanky salon on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has been penalized under the city’s hair discrimination legal guidelines, New York City’s Human Rights Commission announced last week. Sharon Dorram Color at Sally Hershberger salon is the first business in New York City to face the consequences of discriminating against Black…

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Phoenix Restaurant Employees Racially Target Black Server, Management Slow to Fire Racist Co-worker

Rakevion White, a 21-year-old Black Arizona State University (ASU) student, was subjected to racial targeting at his job as a server at the Breakfast Club in Phoenix, according to a BuzzFeed News article published Tuesday. After initially saying it wouldn’t terminate the employee responsible for targeting White, the Breakfast Club…

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DPD Releases Videos of Diamond S. Ross Dying in Police Custody, Family Wants Action

The Dallas Police Department (DPD) released three separate videos on Nov. 6 that detailed the final moments of Diamond S. Ross’ life. The videos were made public almost a year after an internal investigation by the department, according to the Dallas Morning News. Ross, 34, died from a drug overdose…

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ICE Deletes Surveillance Video Needed to Investigate the Death of Trans Woman Asylum-Seeker

Key surveillance video evidence in the death of a transgender woman who sought asylum in New Mexico appears to have been deleted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, according to a BuzzFeed report. Roxsana Hernández Rodriguez’s death was under investigation after her family retained an attorney to file a…

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Farmington School Resource Officer Resigns Unpunished after Use of Excessive Force on 11-Year-Old Girl

A veteran school resource officer in Farmington, N.M., has resigned after video footage caught him violently brutalizing and slamming an 11-year-old Black female student to the ground. The incident happened on Aug. 27 at Mesa View Middle School in New Mexico. The officer, Zachary Christensen, used excessive force on the…

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Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Sylvia Ash, Retired NYPD Officer Joseph Guagliardo Charged in MCU Corruption Case

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Sylvia Ash and retired NYPD officer Joseph Guagliardo have been arrested in connection with a fraud case involving the New York City-based Municipal Credit Union (MCU). Ash was arrested Oct. 11 for destroying evidence and lying to federal investigators during an investigation of MCU. Guagliardo was…

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Miami-Dade Police Aide Investigated after Being Accused of Calling Black Woman a Monkey

A Miami-Dade Police aide was placed on administrative duty after he was investigated for reportedly saying a Black female sergeant looked “like a monkey”, according to a report from the Miami Herald. Pablo Espinoza, who works as a public service aide for the Miami-Dade Police Department, allegedly made the racist…