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Akil Carter, an 18-year-old black man, was on his way home from church with his white grandmother in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, when the local police pulled them over. The next thing he knew, he says, guns were drawn and he was ordered out of the car. "I was so terrified for my life because I don't know what's going to happen next," Carter told ABC News, recalling the October 2018 incident. "When he put me down on my knees I was even more scared." Carter was handcuffed and put in the back of a squad car. When he was finally released, police simply said there was a misunderstanding. He was stopped, officers said, because they had received a tip that a black man had stolen a white woman's car. "I just wanted to live," Carter said. "I feel like if I was white, it would have been completely different." In the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers last month, questions about whether police officers treat black people differently than their white counterparts have taken on a new urgency. An analysis of arrest data voluntarily reported 

The New York City Council voted on Thursday to ban city officials and law enforcement from using the terms “alien” and “illegal immigrant” to refer to undocumented immigrants. “ T h e s e w o r d s are outdated and loaded words used to dehumanize the people they describe. It’s time to retire them,” Council Member Francisco Moya said. The words will be prohibited from use in local laws, rules and documents and replaced with noncitizen. Last year, the Commission on Human Rights created a rule that prohibited the use of the terms “illegal alien” or “illegals” with “intent to demean, humiliate or harass a person.” NBC New York In other New York immigration news …

Colombians Left Stranded in NY Hundreds of Colombians have been stranded in the greater New York City area amid the coronavirus pandemic due to the country’s strict travel restrictions. Colombian President Ivan Duque blocked travel into and out of Colombia from the U.S. and dozens of other countries. As of May 19, the restrictions were in place until June 30. The measure has left Colombians who came to New York for a vacation scrambling to get on repatriation flights. Andrea Medina, a lawyer from Bogota, has been stuck in an Airbnb in Sunset Park. She was not allowed to board the flights as she had not yet booked her return flight, which the Colombian

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to the FBI by thousands of city and county police departments around the country reveals that, in 800 jurisdictions, black people were arrested at a rate five times higher than white people in 2018, after accounting for the demographics of the cities and counties those police departments serve. In 250 jurisdictions, black people were 10 times more likely to be arrested than their white counterparts. In this May 31, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles police officers arrest a demonstrator in Los Angeles. T h e a n a ly s i s , conducted by ABC News in collaboration with ABC-owned stations, covers a three-year period ending in 2018, from which the most recent data is available. It does not include data from police departments in Florida or Illinois -- or the New York Police Department, the country's largest police force -- which do not report demographic data on arrests to the FBI. It also excludes police departments serving cities with fewer than five black residents. According to Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the National Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the 

data reveals a "pervasive problem." "We have to deal with the over-policing of lowincome African American communities in our country," Clarke told ABC News. "When we see data that shows that African Americans are singled out, unfairly targeted, disproportionately subject to arrest and prosecution -- that should sound an alarm." While African A m e r i c a n s a r e 

‘ Alien’ And ‘Illegal Immigrant’ Banned From Official NYC Documents

Mazin Sidahmed, Co-founding editor and senior reporter at Documented.

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