In this report, researchers use data on speeding violations in Virginia to examine whether there are racial disparities in who benefits from the discretion of law enforcement and the courts to discount or downgrade misdemeanor violations.
— Read on www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA1317-1.html
A .pdf of the report can be accessed at the website.
There are 17 years or reports available. To access them select the STUDIES tab.
Illinois Traffic Stop Study
— Read on idot.illinois.gov/transportation-system/local-transportation-partners/law-enforcement/illinois-traffic-stop-study
This is the Task Force on the Policing home page HERE
Make sure to check out the “Policy Assessments” page HERE where the task force examines some of the current topics in policing.
The Task Force recommends the prohibition of all types of neck restraints, which can cause serious harm to individuals and police legitimacy.
The Task Force recommends policies requiring officers to intervene upon witnessing excessive force and to report other misconduct and proscribed behaviors.
The Task Force recommends that jurisdictions prohibit or severely restrict no-knock and quick-knock warrants, which can pose harm to occupants and officers.
A new APA study revealed that police officers speak to Black drivers in a more disrespectful tone during traffic stops, compared to white drivers.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/black-drivers-receive-less-respect-police-officers-study-says-n1275452
****Make sure to look at the MOTION (link) filed by the plaintiffs.
In 2013, a federal judge mandated oversight after finding that the NYPD’s racially disproportionate use of stop-and-frisk was unconstitutional.
— Read on theintercept.com/2021/07/30/nypd-stop-and-frisk-reforms-fail/
In response to nationwide protests last summer over the murder of George Floyd by police, many cities and states have tried to change their approach to policing…
— Read on fivethirtyeight.com/features/police-arresting-fewer-people-for-minor-offenses-can-help-reduce-police-shootings/
There is a 54 page report referenced in the narrative with a link. Unfortunately there is a paywall but it does all a few free views.
A new report from the Los Angeles-based Center for Police Equity found that Black people, per capita, were seven times more likely to be subjected to force by Seattle police…
— Read on www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/report-black-people-and-native-americans-get-stopped-by-seattle-police-at-a-far-higher-rate-than-white-people/
Our View: Policing traffic laws that result in racial disparities is a perversion of justice. Finally, some jurisdictions are reforming their ways.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2021/07/18/driving-while-black-unwarranted-traffic-stops-policing-reform/7903400002/
Only 1 in 5 say police treat people equally, new poll shows
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/7906532002