Devin Almonor, son of New York Police Department Officer, filed a claim on June 17, 2011 alleging a pair of white officers stopped, frisked and handcuffed a Harlem teen for six hours - all because he’s black.

Devin Almonor, son of a New York Police Department Officer, filed a claim on June 17, 2011 alleging a pair of white officers stopped, frisked and handcuffed a Harlem teen for six hours – all because he’s black. Almonor was walking near his Harlem home in March 2010 when police claimed Almonor was one of a group of kids causing a ruckus in the area which prompted six 911 calls. Officers claim Almonor reached toward his waistband as if he had a gun. Almonor was thirteen years old at the time. Although police acknowledged Almonor did not have a weapon and that he was not charged with a crime, the teen was handcuffed in the station house for nearly six hours. Almonor claims the officers racially profile. The lawsuit names as defendants six individual cops, including Sgt. Jonathan Korabel and Officer Brian Dennis, the two who took Almonor into custody. Full article.

Striving for equality is a constant battle in America. Despite many laws put into place to prevent discrimination and equality, it seems that there still persists inequality in many instances across the country. In the workplace, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: eeoc.gov.

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