Retailers to List Shoppers' Rights to Help Prevent Profiling: Sharpton

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    Civil rights leaders and retailers unveiled a new agreement aimed at preventing racial profiliing at the city's stores. Checkey Beckford has more.

    The Rev. Al Sharpton says a coalition of major retailers has agreed to create a customer "bill of rights" that will be posted in stores to help prevent racial profiling.

    Sharpton says civil rights leaders met Monday with representatives from retail chains including Barneys, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor and The Gap.

    He says the bill of rights will be posted in stores and on retailers' websites this week.

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    New York's attorney general is investigating allegations of racial profiling at Macy's and Barneys' flagship Manhattan locations after at least three black customers recently accused the stores and police of harassing them. Ida Siegal reports.

    The agreement prohibits profiling and unreasonable searches. It states that workers who violate their employers' prohibition on profiling will be disciplined and could be fired.

    The two groups first met last month after several black shoppers alleged they were racially profiled at Macy's and Barneys New York. The stores deny they had policies that targeted black customers.

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