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Tammy Rivera went viral last week when she complained that she was racially profiled by an Asian employee at a CVS Pharmacy in DeKalb County, Georgia.

In a video clip posted on social media, Tammy, a frequent shopper at the store, explained that the female worker yelled at her for opening a hair wrap package she intended to buy.
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Tammy said she knows all the employees at the drug store, but the employee who yelled at her was new.

Tammy claimed she was "racially profiled" because the woman assumed she was shoplifting.

The single mom called the CVS manager to complain and the manager called her back to apologize.

A rep for CVS corporate spoke to TMZ and said it has a "firm non-discrimination policy" and it's committed to ensuring that all customers are "treated with respect and are offered courteous customer service."

According to TMZ, the rep said CVS has launched an investigation into Tammy's allegations.

Tammy shared another video on Instagram to explain that she only wanted to be treated fairly.

"I want to be treated fairly and I'm a human being. I don't think I look better than everybody else. I'm a regular person and I don't expect to be treated with special privileges.

"I believe that you should greet the janitor with the same respect you give to the CEO. Treat everybody fairly. You sat there and you racially profiled me."

In most Democratic-controlled cities, such as nearby Atlanta, shoplifters are allowed free reign to steal up to $1,000 worth of merchandise.

However, Georgia is a red state where shoplifters are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

The 35-year-old Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star recently split from rapper Waka Flocka Flame, her husband of 7 years.

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Hundreds of protesters stormed Times Square in New York City to protest the arrests of three Texas women who fought with a hostess over their vaccine status.

Hundreds of maskless New Yorkers flooded Times Square to demonstrate against vaccine mandates.

Many carried signs comparing the vaccine programs to genocide. One woman carried a sign comparing vaccination to the murders of Jews in Nazi Germany.

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Others carried the American flag and signage that read "We are NOT your lab rats", "Walk by Faith, Not by Fear" and "Freedom Over Fear."
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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an order forcing restaurants to follow vaccine mandates.

A recent investigation found that 11 out of 14 NYC restaurants were not enforcing the mandates.

But a hostess at Carmine's on the Upper West Side stopped the Texas women and demanded their vaccination cards last week.

After the women showed their cards, two males who were with the women said they left their cards behind at the hotel.

That's when the brawl erupted between the women and the 24-year-old Asian hostess.

The attorney representing the three Texas women says they were racially profiled.

"This hostess clearly has some anger management issues and unfortunately her aggression and her violence led to something that three Black women are being punished for," Texas civil rights lawyer Justin Moore told the NY Daily News.

A lawyer for Carmine's vigorously denied the Texas womens' accusations.

"Any claim that they were racially profiled is a complete fabrication, disingenuous, and outright irresponsible," said attorney Carolyn Richmond.

Another protest is planned by Black Lives Matter outside the restaurant on Monday, Sept. 20.

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A 7-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was struck by a stray bullet while riding in a car in Atlanta's affluent Buckhead neighborhood on Monday, Dec. 21.

Kennedy Maxie, of Mableton, was shot in the head while riding in a Lexus with her mother and aunt near Phipps Plaza after doing some Christmas shopping.

The child's aunt said she heard several gunshots as she drove past Phipps Plaza. She drove on until she realized Kennedy had been hit, and rushed her to Scottish Rite's Children's Hospital.

Police say a fight between two groups of men broke out in the parking lot outside Saks Fifth Avenue. Investigators are reviewing surveillance video for more leads.

Gang bangers from Chicago and other lawless, lockdown cities have poured into Atlanta to take advantage of the city's wide open atmosphere amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

Music producer Jermaine Dupri is among the city's high-profile residents who expressed outrage over the ongoing gun violence. He tweeted that Atlanta police should do more racial profiling to sweep out-of-towners with guns off the city's streets.

"If you really from the A, it's time for us to come together and stop all this shooting shit at Lenox and now Phipps," Dupri tweeted on Christmas Eve. "The police need to get together, the profiling needs to go to code red and I can give a f*ck about y'all getting mad about me saying this. lil kids getting shot is wack."

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At a press conference on Tuesday, interim Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant said "social gatherings" at Buckhead's Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza are attracting more criminals with guns.

"It is very concerning," Bryant told reporters. "Part of that is the proliferation of weapons that we are seeing on the streets... This is unique to what we have had in the past."

Atlanta police have investigated 150 shootings in Atlanta this year. At least 8 shootings have occurred at Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza since December 2019.

"It's very, very sad," said Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore. "It's just unbelievable the level of gun violence that we're seeing."

City Councilman Howard Shook blasted Atlanta's city leadership in a statement, calling the child's shooting the "latest and most painful example of the utter lawlessness that defines what it means to live in Atlanta."

"It will take a lot to turn this around," he continued. "But here, in descending order, are the three things we need to begin: 1). Leadership; 2). Some Leadership; 3). Any leadership."

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms defended her administration's efforts to curb the crime wave caused by out-of-towners.

"This is a challenging time in Atlanta and across our country," Bottoms said. "While we continue to keep public safety as a top priority, senseless gun violence continues to impact innocent lives, like that of the precious 7-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet (Monday) night. We owe it to our children, as well as to all of our communities, to do everything in our power to eliminate gun violence."

Simon Properties, which owns both Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza across the street, promised to install metal detectors at Lenox Square Mall entrances and hire police dogs to sniff out guns concealed on shoppers.

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No plans were announced for Phipps Plaza, which is considered the more affluent of the two malls. Phipps is the main destination for lawbreakers because shoppers include celebrities, pro athletes, trust fund kids and other high-wage earners.

A GofundMe page has raised over $42,000 for the family. Additionally, a $15,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the gunman.

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A Black doctor, who is best known for testing homeless people for COVID-19 in Miami, was handcuffed outside his house and charged with trash dumping.

Dr. Armen Henderson spoke out about the racial profiling incident that occurred on Friday, April 10. Henderson says he was unloading supplies outside his home when Miami cops rolled up.

Henderson, an internist at the University of Miami Health System, wrote about the incident on Facebook on Saturday.

"The Miami Police Department has officers trying to cuff me for unloading boxes of tents in front of my own damn house. Tents I was going to take to the houseless," he wrote.

"No mask, all up in my face, pointing fingers trying to intimidate me like I was his child," Henderson wrote.

"If was a fairer-skin person or a white person, just doing the same thing, I don't believe he would've stopped me," Henderson told CNN.

"It was the nature of the stop that really concerned me."

Henderson said he was cuffed when he asked the officer for his ID.

Henderson called out to his wife who was standing on the front porch with their two children.

"All of a sudden, he's got his finger all up in my face, he's pointing at me, yelling at me, saying, 'You're going to call me sir, call me sergeant.' It was very humiliating."

Henderson said the cop told his wife he was being arrested because of his attitude. Henderson then said the cop removed the handcuffs and drove off.

Henderson said he wanted an apology from the cop.

Chief of Police Jorge Colina released a video statement after Henderson's story went viral.

"The City of Miami Police Department does not condone or accept profiling of any kind," Colina said. "We've been made aware of a video that's been circulating of an encounter that occurred on Friday on April the 10. This encounter involves a City of Miami Police Sergeant, who stops outside of a resident’s home."

Colina stated "We have had a litany of complaints pertaining to illegal dumping."

He said the cop observed a cargo van parked in front of the house, "where there appears to be trash that's being offloaded. That's the genesis of the stop."

Colina said Henderson's complaint will be investigated.

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A case of Driving While Black has social media up in arms, after a cop interrogated a driver, then gave him a warning ticket for driving 5 miles under the posted speed limit.

The driver of a rental car wrote about his encounter with a Sampson County police officer last week. The officer cited the man for driving 65 MPH in a 70 MPH zone. The excuse the cop gave was that the motorist was driving suspiciously under the speed limit.

The man said the cop tailed him "for 10 minutes without committing one single traffic violation. No missed signal, no following too closely.”

The driver recorded the incident on his cell phone and uploaded the footage to

"While it is ever so important to celebrate and uplift our heritage and progress in America with regard to racial disparities, we must always continue to challenge racial injustice, inequalities, and discrimination to show true honor to those that gave tirelessly to the cause both negro and other," he wrote.

The man said he manages several branches for his company, a job that requires him to "make use of these roadways for express transitions both to and from. However I do not feel safe nor comfortable after this obvious misuse of power. Civil servants must remember [their] primary function is to serve and protect, and this officer has clearly lost sight of what that truly is."

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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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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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