October 29th, 2013
07:01 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Actor Rob Brown describes being paraded through Macy's in alleged racial profiling incident

"Treme" actor Rob Brown was trying to buy a watch for his mother at Macy's when he was suddenly accused of credit card fraud, paraded through the store in handcuffs, and placed in a holding cell. It's an incident that led him to tweet "Don't be black while shopping at Macy's," and he has filed a lawsuit against the store and the NYPD.  Tonight on AC360, he sits down with Anderson Cooper and discusses what happened.

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  1. Don Thomas

    This is age-old racism coming from white people's twisted notion that all black people steal. So simply walking into a retail establishment makes a black person, regardless of social status, a suspect. Why is this when this country's greatest legacy of theft was left by the likes of Jesse James, Bonnie and Clyde, the Savings and Loans swindlers, Jack Abramoff and those land grabbers called the Pilgrims; all white.

    October 30, 2013 at 12:44 am |
  2. Name*Julie Pardini

    A similar thing happened to me at Macy's jewelry dept. in California at the Stanford Shopping Center. I was buying several pairs of earrings...just costume jewelry. I am a white woman in my 60's. we got a call from Security. They questioned me about addresses, people's names, whether I knew them, etc. They stopped short of cuffing me...good thing otherwise I would sue too. I finally made the purchase with another card. Their suspicion was based on the fact that it had been months since I used my card. No wonder: I had had a series of cancer operations, was in chemo and could not get to Macy's to shop. Unbelievable. I, too, was furious.

    October 29, 2013 at 9:01 pm |
  3. robin

    I keep hearing people say that Obamacare will improve health care for Americans., When and if Obamacare is ever available, it will only make insurance available to everyone. (albeit at perhaps a higher price!) It does nothing to improve healthcare itself. More available insurance does not equal better healthcare!

    October 29, 2013 at 8:27 pm |

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