Racial profiling has been put on front street ever since allegations against Barneys New York and Macy's hit the news.  Now, a former New York cop has filed a discrimination lawsuit.

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Ever since the racial profiling allegations against Barneys New York and Macy’s became public, the retailer and NYC police have been going back and forth on who is instigating the problem.  Evidently Barneys is accusing the police of discrimination, but New York's finest claims the retailer asked them to stop customers.

If things aren't bad enough, a former cop has come forward and says she was a victim of racial profiling at one of the sites.  According to the HuffPost former Hispanic officer Jenny Mendez is suing Macy’s for $40 million because she believes was arrested at the location because of her race. Stemming from an incident that took place last year on Black Friday, the off duty officer was shopping at the NYC flagship store when a bag with clothes she had not paid for yet was stolen from her possession.

Store security caught the shoplifter, but when Mendez arrived at the security office with to retrieve her bag with more items that she had not paid for, she was detained for shoplifting.  The police were called and she was arrested.

Mendez was acquitted of the charges this past September, because a store detective admitted in court that her supervisors told her to file a false confession from Mendez.  In court Mendez’ lawyer Philip Karasyk questioned the detective, “Your boss is telling you to lie on this report?” In which the detective responded, “I guess so, yes.”

Learn what happened to Mendez as a result her arrest and what led to her lawsuit.  Listen to Tha Wire below for the scoop.


Trinidad James made started some major controversy recently, when during a NYC concert he got on stage and said the south runs New York.  There’s no question he rubbed a lot of people wrong with that statement and New York native Maino has taken major issue with the ATL rapper.  So much so that he decided call Tinidad and check him on his reckless comments.  Here's how it all went down!

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Finally, the ongoing feud between Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka has gone from social media, to diss records to most recently lawsuits. According to TMZ, Gucci has filed a fraud, racketeering, and conspiracy lawsuit against Waka and his mother Deb Antney.

The 33-year old rapper claims in his suit that while he was incarcerated in 2009 Waka’s mom Deb, his manager at the time, was releasing his music and collecting royalties’ payments without his permission.  He further accuses Deb of placing herself as the chief financial officer of his 1017 Brick Squad Records without his knowledge among other shady deals.

It don't stop there, get more details now with Tha Wire.