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Al Sharpton 'Brutally Honest' With Macy's Over Profiling Claims

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The Reverend Al Sharpton met with Macy's yesterday over recent racial profiling allegations at the store. Actor Robert Brown, who stars on HBO's "Treme," says he was racially profiled at the Herald Square flagship June 8th, being stopped three times by police officers, accused of using a fake credit card, and finally detained at the store.

The retailer released a statement touting its "loss prevention policies to be among the very best and most progressive in the retailing industry." Sharpton told the press he was "brutally honest" with the retailer, stressing that Macy's needs to make clear how it can guarantee racial profiling won't happen—and fast. "We are not going to go through the holidays and have people shop where they are going to be profiled."
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