Posted on August 3, 2016

Racial Profiling: Myrtle Cole Apologizes amid Calls to Resign

Matthew T. Hall, San Diego Union-Tribune, July 28, 2016

Amid an emotional national discussion about race relations and law enforcement, a San Diego councilwoman has apologized amid a call for her to resign after saying there is racial profiling “because blacks are shooting blacks.”

In the aftermath of a series of deadly encounters between police and black men around the country, councilmember Myrtle Cole held a community meeting in the Encanto neighborhood in her district on July 19 and 200 people showed up; residents expressed their fears and frustrations. {snip}


Here’s video of Cole’s remarks, shared on Twitter by a group called United Against Police Terror – San Diego:

Here’s Cole’s apology:


In an interview with NBC 7 San Diego, Cole said she has no plans to leave office. “Did I make a mistake? Absolutely, I did,” she told the NBC station. “Do I apologize for it? Absolutely, I do. But I am not going anywhere.”