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A Georgia cop is under investigation for telling a nervous white woman she won’t be shot because police only kill black people.

Cobb County police Lt. Gregg Abbott is on paid administrative leave while the investigation into his “inappropriate racial comments” is ongoing. Abbott was initially assigned to desk duty.

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Blac Youngsta

Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta says he was racially profiled by Atlanta police and a local bank after he withdrew $200,000 of his own money from his bank account.

Youngsta, whose real name is Sam Benson, tells 11 Alive News that the incident unfolded on Friday at the Wells Fargo Bank on Peachtree Street.

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Juror #8 in Michael Dunn murder trial

One of the 2 black female jurors on the Michael Dunn jury has spoken out on whether racism was a factor in the jury deliberations.

Dunn, 47, was convicted on 4 of 5 counts against him in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis following an argument over loud rap music.

Juror #8 said race was not a factor in convicting Dunn on 3 counts of 2nd degree attempted murder and 1 count of throwing a missile.

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Police Take White Teen Away From Black Legal Guardians

The mother of a white teen who was taken away from her black legal guardians by Houston police officers is questioning the actions of the police.

13-year-old Landry Thompson, from Oklahoma, was in the care of her two legal guardians, who are black, when she was snatched by police after the trio arrived in Houston for dance training.

Dance instructor Emmanuel Hurd, his boyfriend, Josiah Kelly, and Landry were tired after a long day at the dance studio. The trio stopped at a gas station to get directions back to their hotel. After dozing off in the car, they awoke to find the car surrounded by police.

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Jay Z releases a statement

Barney’s has canceled the big holiday event that Jay Z hoped would cement his brand in the high end retailing world. The 45-year-old rap mogul had hoped to be center stage at the well-heeled Barney’s-sponsored holiday bash to launch his Barney’s Collection on Nov. 20.

But according to WWD.com, Barney’s canceled the holiday party which was to be held at a private, off-site location.

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Renisha McBride funeral

Renisha McBride’s killer waited until her body was cold before calling 911 to report the shooting, according to The Detroit News.

Seeking help after wrecking her car, 19-year-old McBride knocked on the door of a home in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights last Sunday. Instead of assisting her, the homeowner (identified by McBride supporters as Ted Wafer) opened the door and shot McBride in the face with a single shotgun blast.

McBride is black. Ted Wafer is white.

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Renisha McBride funeral

Renisha McBride’s autopsy reveals she was killed by a single shotgun blast to the face. The coroner ruled McBride’s death a homicide, but her killer, Ted Wafer, has not been charged.

McBride, 19, was shot when she knocked on a door in Dearborn Heights, Mich., seeking help after wrecking her car in the early morning hours of Nov. 2. The homeowner, Wafer, says his shotgun discharged accidentally after he mistook McBride for a burglar at 2:30 a.m.

The coroner is awaiting toxicology results to determine if McBride was under the influence when she was shot.

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Jay Z

Bosses at high end retailer Barneys released a statement apologizing to rapper Jay Z following media reports of racial profiling incidents involving black consumers at the New York location.

2 young black shoppers filed separate complaints accusing Barneys of racially profiling them after they made purchases of a $2,500 Celine handbag and a $350 Ferragamo belt.

But instead of apologizing to the shoppers who were racially profiled, Barneys apologized to Jay Z for inconveniencing him.

“We deeply regret that these recent events have distracted from the great work of the Shawn Carter Foundation, and we offer our sincere apologies to Mister Carter,” said Barneys CEO Mark Lee.

And you scoffed when I said Jay Z was behaving like HE was the victim?

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