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Sat Oct 26, 2013, 06:56 PM

Macy's joins Barneys in brewing NYC 'shop-and-frisk' scandal

Source: Reuters

Macy's joins Barneys in brewing NYC 'shop-and-frisk' scandal

NEW YORK | Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:15pm EDT

(Reuters) - New York's civil rights leaders on Saturday angrily decried the city's brewing "shop-and-frisk" scandal, in which two major retailers stand accused of profiling black shoppers who say they were detained by police after buying luxury items.

"We've gone from stop-and-frisk to shop-and-frisk," said Reverend Al Sharpton, president of National Action Network, alluding to a police crime-fighting tactic that critics say amounts to racial profiling.

A Network representative is set to meet next week with Mark Lee, the chief executive of Barneys New York, following allegations from two black shoppers that they were detained by New York police and accused of fraud after buying luxury items at Barneys.

In a third such allegation made this week, actor Rob Brown of HBO's "Treme" told the New York Daily News on Friday that he had been "paraded" through a midtown Mahattan Macy's in handcuffs in June, and held for an hour, after purchasing a $1,350 gold Movado watch for his mother.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/26/us-usa-newyork-barneys-macys-idUSBRE99P08420131026

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Sat Oct 26, 2013, 11:36 PM

1. fucking assholes, I won't shop there

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