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.
The intercept has an interesting article on police arrests. In the article the Vera Institute has a new arrest day a tool the looks very interesting. I have a like to it in the post right before this post.
Too many arrests? Is it the police fault or the persons breaking the law?
Amid aggressive enforcement of minor offenses, most victims don’t report crimes to police and fewer than 25 percent of reported crimes are solved by arrest.
— Read on theintercept.com/2019/01/31/arrests-policing-vera-institute-of-justice/
An independent panel of law enforcement experts appointed by Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill of the New York City Police Department released its
— Read on www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190201005331/en/
The panel report can be viewed HERE
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
On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh talked with backers of two competing approaches to a potential reunification of the St. Louis and St.
— Read on news.stlpublicradio.org/post/depth-talking-all-things-city-county-merger-reps-better-together-municipal-league
Better Together website
Better Together is a group advocating for consolidation of services in St. Louis.
Their report can be accessed HERE