A Tale of Two Countries: Racially Targeted Arrests in the Era of Marijuana Reform | American Civil Liberties Union

This ACLU research report, A Tale of Two Countries: Racially Targeted Arrests in the Era of Marijuana Reform, details marijuana arrests from 2010 to 2018 and examines racial disparities at the national, state, and county levels. Updating our previous report, The War on Marijuana in Black and White, that examined arrests from 2000 to 2010, this report reveals that the racist war on marijuana is far from over. More than six million arrests occurred between 2010 and 2018, and Black people are still more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people in every state, including those that have legalized marijuana.
— Read on www.aclu.org/report/tale-two-countries-racially-targeted-arrests-era-marijuana-reform/

Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities: November 2020 Update

This report updates previous research by the authors with additional crime data through the end of October 2020. It examines crime rates for ten offenses in 28 American cities during the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest over police violence. Not all cities reported data for each offense, and offense classifications varied somewhat across the cities.

See the report HERE

Violent Crime Rates Declined in 10 Jurisdictions Following Comprehensive Police Reform – Center for American Progress

Violent Crime Rates Declined in 10 Jurisdictions Following Comprehensive Police Reform – Center for American Progress
— Read on www.americanprogress.org/issues/criminal-justice/news/2020/11/16/492931/violent-crime-rates-declined-10-jurisdictions-following-comprehensive-police-reform/

Diversity in Policing: The Role of Officer Race and Gender in Police-Civilian Interactions in Chicago | Research on Policing Reform and Accountability

Black and Hispanic officers both make substantially fewer stops, arrests, and use force less often. Within all racial/ethnic groups, female officers are substantially less likely to use force relative to male officers.
— Read on policingresearch.org/2020/07/01/diversity-in-policing/amp/

A large-scale analysis of racial disparities in police stops across the United States | Nature Human Behaviour

Abstract
We assessed racial disparities in policing in the United States by compiling and analysing a dataset detailing nearly 100 million traffic stops conducted across the country. We found that black drivers were less likely to be stopped after sunset, when a ‘veil of darkness’ masks one’s race, suggesting bias in stop decisions.
— Read on www.nature.com/articles/s41562-020-0858-1