Trayvon Christian

Barney's NY has agreed to pay $525,000 in fees and penalties for racially profiling two Barney's customers.

The settlement was reached after a nine-month investigation by the New York state attorney general's office.

The investigation was launched after college student Trayon Christian and nursing student Kayla Phillips were stopped by Barney's employees in separate incidents after the students purchased expensive items from the NY flagship store.

Trayon said he was accused of theft by a NYPD cop after he purchased a $359 Ferragamo belt with a debit card. And Kayla said she was harassed when she bought a $2,500 Céline bag from the same store.

Both have filed lawsuits against the store and the NYPD for violating their civil rights.

From Huffington Post:

Investigators reviewed a series of complaints from Barneys customers and former employees, who claimed that door guards would exclusively single out minority customers and that in-store detectives would follow these customers as they walked around. Some salespeople tried not to work with minority shoppers to avoid the hassle of being roped into investigations about them, the complaints alleged.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office found that a "disproportionate number" of black and Latino customers had been detained at Barneys on suspicion of shoplifting or credit card fraud. It concluded that Barneys lacked the proper "comprehensive written policies" to curb racial profiling.

"Profiling and racial discrimination remain a problem in our state, but not one we are willing to accept," Schneiderman said in a statement. "This agreement will correct a number of wrongs, both by fixing past policies and monitoring the actions of Barneys and its employee to make sure that past mistakes are not repeated."

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    • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

      Good for them!! :applause:

    • http://www.amazon.com/gotta-make-Heaven-going-thru/product-reviews/1448656729/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_t iscream

      Now will they spend that money in Barney's?

      :thinking:

    • A.J.

      Not bad for the vics. :tea: I've never liked Barney's.

    • luVn_liFe…

      Nice, $525k a piece??

    • OutsidetheBox

      Half a milly! Alright then! :woot:

    • A.J.

      But why is dude posed like that?! :no:

    • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

      @aj yeah I was looking at that :kona:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      :applause:

    • A.J.

      Nice, $525k a piece??
      __________
      Nah doesn't look like it; says for two.

    • luVn_liFe…

      KEKE
      you guys WILL find the perfect place :wink:

    • lovezoe

      It's because when so many people that look a certain way behave a certain way it's expected that becuase 99 percent act that way we don't know if you are the 1 percent that isn't. Thank your people who made us look at you like this. Don't blame us blame those who made us think this way.
      ________________________
      comment from above link....

    • http://www.globalcallingsolutions.com zurishay

      Nice. finally.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :applause: Good! They deserve more! They should've tried to prove more damage :tea:

      I founted Towards OTB and LuvLife Downstairs :D

    • A.J.

      @aj yeah I was looking at that
      ____________
      Then looked at that name Trayon (in my mind, rhymes with Crayon)..nevermind..I won't do it. I will be chit this evening!!

    • Honycoatd

      $500,000 can buy them both decent homes... But they just might like renting or living with parents and sadly most likely will spend the money back in Barney's to prove a point to themselves and Barney's win in the end.

    • OutsidetheBox

      You seen what Hov did to the stop and frisk!
      Brooklyn on the Barney's like we own the bitch
      Give the money to the hood, now we all win!
      Got that Barney's floor lookin' like a veeeyeemm...
      Black hoodie, black skully..
      Bravado like movado, boy I'm that gully! :ak47:
      Gettin white money but I'm still Black :heart:
      All these niggas claiming king but I'm still that
      King Hova, Mansa Musa
      From a lie! The devil is a lie! I'm the truth, yeah! :woohoo:

    • http://www.lipstickalley.com/showthread.php?p=18507979 MisTaken is #unbothered :cool:

      Cool story bro

    • GellySammich

      I'm having a selfis day I think cuz.... I mean.... :woot: :yawn:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :facepalm: more race stuff

    • http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG10063828/Kim-Kardashians-feet-feel-the-squeeze.html User Friendly

      Then looked at that name Trayon
      _________

      the "bois" that work in the MAC store always have the names Dontay or Antwan. Nature vs Nurture? I really dont know.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      lovezoe says:

      It’s because when so many people that look a certain way behave a certain way it’s expected that becuase 99 percent act that way we don’t know if you are the 1 percent that isn’t. Thank your people who made us look at you like this. Don’t blame us blame those who made us think this way.
      ________________________
      comment from above link….
      ---------
      If this isn't the most phuck-tarded assed shyt I've read today!

      :facepalm: the ig-nance is reyuhl!

    • Honycoatd

      AJ,

      I am not sure about she said it takes her like an hour to get downtown to where she works.

    • http://www.lipstickalley.com/showthread.php?p=18507979 MisTaken is #unbothered :cool:

      I am Asian :grin: For all you wondering. I can’t see to drive :steer: but I do anyways
      @Keya: I been busy. I will post some pics this week. Gotta take some now
      Yells at the kids to go put on their church clothes and sand by the fireplace :whip:

    • A.J.

      But they just might like renting or living with parents and sadly most likely will spend the money back in Barney’s to prove a point to themselves and Barney’s win in the end.
      ___________
      Hopefully they both learned valuable lessons and in turn will invest in something of value!!

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      lovezoe says:

      It’s because when so many people that look a certain way behave a certain way it’s expected that becuase 99 percent act that way we don’t know if you are the 1 percent that isn’t. Thank your people who made us look at you like this. Don’t blame us blame those who made us think this way.
      ________________________
      comment from above link….
      __________________

      I can not with the race trolls on a lot these sites :facepalm:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

      @LUVN
      “U see Paul George wants to change his # to 13? and melo done slimmed all they way down!”
      ____________________________

      George my dude. He got me worried tho. He orginally got #24 cause he was a fan of Kobe growing up. Now he wants to change it for a marketing ploy.

      His “people” thought using the moniker “PG13? would be “catchy.” It’s stupid.

    • Honycoatd

      Mistaken identity,

      How are you doll? How is the weight loss and improve lifestyle change going? Did you meet your goal as of yet?

      How are the children and hubby doing as well?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :oldman: Oh if'n any of yew Lovely Roses tessed me, it's in the car :tea:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      I'm glad the comments and such are blocked on sites like these at work... I'd be feeling all kinds of sour from how low people think of others like that.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

      Um.. that money ain't for THEM, the "profiled customers."

      It was for the American Civils Union or something like that. They ain't paid the actual profiled customers nothing. :no:

    • Honycoatd

      AJ,

      We can just hope. These young, old, mid-age, near death are very misguided.

      Everyone is looking to win the war but don't want to fight in the battle.

      Change begins with self - self identify, self love, self worth, self motivation... It all starts with us.

    • luVn_liFe…

      His “people” thought using the moniker “PG13? would be “catchy.” It’s stupid.
      ~~~~
      @MAN the NBA says he has to pay for all the #24 jerseys

      AJ :hug:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Honycoatd says:

      Mistaken identity,

      How are you doll? STILL BIG

      How is the weight loss and improve lifestyle change going? UMMMMM :ashamed:

      Did you meet your goal as of yet? Hail Nahhhh :pizza:

      How are the children and hubby doing as well? :ha: :gossip: <--they still got fat jokes

      :dead:

    • lovezoe

      MAN- That's what I figured...

    • A.J.

      :kiss: Luvn!!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      I was reading on cnn today and the commenters are evil :tea:
      Not even one decent factual comment :no:

    • OutsidetheBox

      the “bois” that work in the MAC store always have the names Dontay or Antwan. Nature vs Nurture? I really dont know.
      ___________

      :think: I have thought about that too (not the name silly :lol: ). And I lean towards nature. These are creative fields and Blacks tend to be stereotypically creative with artistry like hair, makeup..nails. Etc.

      My fave makeup guru is a white guy from England, I believe. :yes: I think you just see certain types in certain positions. He is not overly effeminate but he do makeup folk. :lol:

    • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

      :oldman: Oh if’n any of yew Lovely Roses tessed me, it’s in the car

      ____________

      I just sent you a peen pic :tea:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      Y'all,

      I'm sick of the ninja turtle theme song from the movie already. Lil razz got me like "Bruh!"

      Every five minutes this weekend he was singing it "knock knock you butta get shell shock!" :box:

      :|

    • Honycoatd

      Principal,

      lol,

      Mistaken does have broad shoulders but I find her proportional. So why would they have jokes?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Yells at the kids to go put on their church clothes and sand by the fireplace :whip:

      :rofl: :rofl:

    • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

      How are you doll? STILL BIG
      How is the weight loss and improve lifestyle change going? UMMMMM :ashamed:
      Did you meet your goal as of yet? Hail Nahhhh :pizza:
      How are the children and hubby doing as well? :ha: :gossip: <–they still got fat jokes

      _______________

      :dead: :rofl:

    • http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG10063828/Kim-Kardashians-feet-feel-the-squeeze.html User Friendly

      Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun: says:

      Y’all,

      I’m sick of the ninja turtle theme song from the movie already. Lil razz got me like “Bruh!”
      ______________________________

      my daughter and those songs from Frozen :rolleyes:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      VDot says:

      Oh if’n any of yew Lovely Roses tessed me, it’s in the car

      ____________

      I just sent you a peen pic
      ---------
      Was it the one of the linebacker sized man with the baby elephant trunk? :scared:

    • GellySammich

      Yours VD or nah? :popcorn:

    • http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG10063828/Kim-Kardashians-feet-feel-the-squeeze.html User Friendly

      Honycoatd says:

      Principal,

      lol,

      Mistaken does have broad shoulders but I find her proportional. So why would they have jokes?
      __________________________

      :casket:

    • Honycoatd

      Alot of new names (people) or are they reinvents?

    • http://www.lipstickalley.com/showthread.php?p=18507979 MisTaken is #unbothered :cool:

      NoJoke said somebody slid race into her welcome packet OTB :rofl: She said it was a set up!!! Somebody call Angela Lansbury
      @Hony I am halfway there :yahoo: the family is wonderful
      All is well with you?
      DTTS gained all the weight I lost. Times two :kona:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

      "Barneys New York will pay the state $525,000 and will change policies to settle racial-profiling allegations, New York Atty. Gen. Eric T. Schneiderman announced Monday..

      Under the terms of the settlement, the high-end department store chain will retain an independent anti-profiling consultant and give anti-profiling training to employees, the attorney general’s office said."-LA TIMES
      _____________________

      So the state needed some "good press" after they murdered Eric Garner on camera.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Honycoatd says:

      Principal,

      lol,

      Mistaken does have broad shoulders but I find her proportional. So why would they have jokes?

      :nono: joking about her voluptuous shoulders :lol:
      :heart: MsTake #thatjokewasforher :hug:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      Yells at the kids to go put on their church clothes and sand by the fireplace :whip:
      _____________________________

      dis aint funny! :mad:
      :rofl: :kona:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Change begins with self – self identify, self love, self worth, self motivation… It all starts with us.
      ______

      Who tho? If Kindergarteners get suspended for defiance..where do we start exactly? I poop rainbows too but come on. There are reasons. There are mannie mannie documented reasons why humans cant just up and "self identify, self love, self worth, self motivation…" That's not how human nature works Hony. You NEED some nurture too.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      DTTS gained all the weight I lost. Times two :kona:

      Hmmmp wait till I send you my knee THIS WEEK :yes: <--shatt talking nod! :hahaha:

    • http://www.lipstickalley.com/showthread.php?p=18507979 MisTaken is #unbothered :cool:

      47
      Honycoatd says:
      Alot of new names (people) or are they reinvents?
      ----------------
      I don't think they even know who or what they are based on the comments today so don't get me to lying :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      Hopefully they both learned valuable lessons and in turn will invest in something of value!!
      _____________________________________

      :yes: they shoulda asked for a few shares of stock too!

    • OutsidetheBox

      “knock knock you butta get shell shock!” :box:
      _________

      OMG is this the one with Wiz? :shank: I HATE IT GEEZUS :cry:

    • Just Looking

      Greetings Hony - How are you? Long Time..... :hug:

      We doing body structure now....Could it be said that I have a large tail bone. Cause my bootay....Hony Chile....How should I say....BIG

      Yeap

    • GellySammich

      No no no :ghost: not voluptuous shouldas

    • http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG10063828/Kim-Kardashians-feet-feel-the-squeeze.html User Friendly

      I have thought about that too (not the name silly ).
      __________________

      they are named Antwan and Dontae A LOT. last time I was in there and he told me his name I said "oh lawd" and rolled my eyes and we both just laughed cuz he knew. Iono why but Im sure Sandra will say its because no father influenced household would name a child that and yada yada yada.....

    • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

      Yours VD or nah? :popcorn:

      ________________

      :no: Or nah. Get it outcha mouth and then maybe I can take a pic. :shrug:

      Next time, less teeth :tea:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      Lmao @User- I found this ringtone with the same music from "snowman" except it's

      "Will you help me hide a body? Come on we cant delaaaay!"

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      VDot says:

      :oldman: Oh if’n any of yew Lovely Roses tessed me, it’s in the car

      ____________

      I just sent you a peen pic :tea:
      :chase:
      Didjew really? :popcorn:
      #kidding :rofl:

    • OutsidetheBox

      NoJoke said somebody slid race into her welcome packet OTB :rofl: She said it was a set up!!! Somebody call Angela Lansbury
      _________

      LMMFAOOOO Tee. I read the first line and :facepalm: I caint. I wont for the sake of the blog. You know everybody so bothered and busy that they cant take another comment... :rofl: :rofl: I swear we crazy. :rofl:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

      @LUVN
      "His “people” thought using the moniker “PG13? would be “catchy.” It’s stupid.
      ~~~~
      @MAN the NBA says he has to pay for all the #24 jerseys
      ___________________

      He just signed a $90 million contract. He will be ok. Lol.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      MisTaken is #unbothered :cool: says:

      47
      Honycoatd says:
      Alot of new names (people) or are they reinvents?
      —————-
      I don’t think they even know who or what they are based on the comments today so don’t get me to lying :lol:

      :rofl: :rofl:
      We'on even know who we are :woohoo:
      :dead:

    • Just Looking

      no peen crossed my eyes; Said Just Looking

      Hank Replied, one did tap me on my forehead though.

      :kona:

    • OutsidetheBox

      So the state needed some “good press” after they murdered Eric Garner on camera.
      _________

      *tight face* :tea:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tyqEZaFHE Man, I just don’t care™

      ***THE $528 K SETTLEMENT WENT TO THE STATE OF NEW YORK!!!!***

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

      It was catchy at first...but now... :AK47:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Mistaken does have broad shoulders but I find her proportional. So why would they have jokes?
      ________

      This is why I can never take you serious on what its like to be me. :lol: :hahaha: :no: :rofl:

    • Honycoatd

      Thats wonderful Mistaken... It is hard work and I am happy to hear your on your way to your goal.

      OTB,

      If we stop looking at the whole picture and chop it in pieces it can be done. Many are not cookie cutters so, of course, I have taken it into account. If many of us only have the thoughts in our heads its not a plan but a conversation with oneself... we have to be proactive.... dream... plan and execute.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      Yours VD or nah? :popcorn:
      _____________________

      :phew: :cold:
      :rofl:

    • Just Looking

      VDot says:

      Yours VD or nah? :popcorn:
      ________________
      :no: Or nah. Get it outcha mouth and then maybe I can take a pic. :shrug:
      Next time, less teeth :tea:
      ==============
      Yours Veneral Diease,

      Me nah, no STI in my mouth

      Ya'll are out of control today. Jeez

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :woohoo: Leeeetss Gett Readyyyyyyyy Toooo Rumbleeeeeeeeeeeee :woot:

      :warning: :twisted:

    • OutsidetheBox

      I don’t think they even know who or what they are based on the comments today so don’t get me to lying :lol:
      ___________

      Bwahahahahahahahahaha :rofl: :rofl:

    • http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG10063828/Kim-Kardashians-feet-feel-the-squeeze.html User Friendly

      Sherri Shepherd claims ex-husband stole $20K from joint bank account
      _______________________________

      he sucks. thats not even enough money for him to be stealing or for her to be making a claim on.

    • luVn_liFe…

      :newpost: DRAYA/Scandrick

    • Just Looking

      If many of us only have the thoughts in our heads its not a plan but a conversation with oneself…
      ===============
      Get out my head, this is me all day and night.

      But what I can say...The answers are always correct. YEAP

    • OutsidetheBox

      dream… plan and execute.
      _______

      I will be sure to tell these babies who are threats from the <delHead start. :yes: Sure will. I wonder what photo the AP will use when they dream get deferred tho.. :think:

    • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

      Ya’ll are out of control today. Jeez

      ________________

      She so crazy. Bless her :heart: Smell of defeat got a little overwhelming for her. :(

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Just Looking says:

      VDot says:

      Yours VD or nah? :popcorn:
      ________________
      :no: Or nah. Get it outcha mouth and then maybe I can take a pic. :shrug:
      Next time, less teeth :tea:
      ==============
      Yours Veneral Diease,

      Me nah, no STI in my mouth

      Ya’ll are out of control today. Jeez

      SEW MUCH :cloud: on a sunny day :lol:

      :kiss: COOKING

    • Honycoatd

      I find you and mistaken very attractive. So if we have noticeable body parts. You complain about your nose but its cute as a button and mistaken has her broad shoulders which makes her even stronger to carry the weight of the world. Should not be discouraged. I find many of you very beautiful women.

    • GellySammich

      :yawn: <---- a la milky
      I already feel neglected so I'll take what I can get. Butchu gotta promise to rub my tits at the same time :halo:

    • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

      I may even pinch a nipple :huh:

      :nite:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      I wonder what photo the AP will use when they dream get deferred tho..
      ___________________________

      :cry: hate to admit it, but "the sads" is exactly what fits here...

    • Locapoca

      A nursing student buying a 2500 dollar Celine bag? :wtf: unless she came from money , that is definitely an example of misplaced priorities. I hope they do invest in something other than leather goods

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRALyMDoCBw&sns=em Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      *slips VDot some salt peter* :rofl:

    • Savannah

      :rofl:

    • GWU

      The way I read this, it was the state of New York that was getting that money, not the two young people.