Before or after reading this news article take the time to listen to the podcast at the link below. Just because police activity is disproportionate to the race of the population does not mean there is inappropriate behavior by the police.
Podcast on statistics and disproportionality HERE
Black drivers bear the brunt of an LAPD crackdown in South L.A. by its elite Metro division. Metro officers stop African American drivers at a rate more than five times their share of the city’s population, according to a Times analysis.
— Read on www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-lapd-traffic-stops-20190124-story.html
One interesting point is the need to use force at low priority calls. I think it shows that police is unpredictable.
The Seattle Police Department’s latest use-of-force data, which include officer-involved shootings, show a continuing decline since 2011, when the Department of Justice found that Seattle officers too quickly resorted to…
— Read on www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/seattle-police-resorting-to-force-less-often-report-shows/
The reports can be downloaded from the Seattle PD website.
Here is a series of articles on police use of force.
Racial disparities in American policing are under heightened scrutiny. Here’s what you need to know.
— Read on www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/8/13/17938164/police-shootings-brutality-race-racism
The ACLU of Illinois released a new report – Racism in the Rear View Mirror – examining Illinois traffic stop data reported by law enforcement agencies across the state from 2015 to 2017. The report highlights significant racial disparities persist in traffic stops. For example, Black and Latinx drivers are more likely to be asked to consent to a search, but white drivers are
— Read on www.aclu-il.org/en/publications/racism-rear-view-mirror
Here is a series of articles about policing and racial division.
The Midwest provides a lens for larger patterns of racial division across the country.
— Read on www.governing.com/topics/public-justice-safety/gov-segregation-series.html