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/
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
— Read on www.americanprogress.org/issues/criminal-justice/news/2020/11/16/492931/violent-crime-rates-declined-10-jurisdictions-following-comprehensive-police-reform/
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/
Nearly six in 10 Americans say “major changes” are needed to make policing better. Almost all Americans support making officers more accountable, while few support abolishing the police altogether.
— Read on news.gallup.com/poll/315962/americans-say-policing-needs-major-changes.aspx
Fewer car stop and people stops could be the cause for the rise of crime and homicide. Interesting!!!
So far in 2020, there have been around 68 homicides for every 100,000 city residents.
— Read on http://www.ksdk.com/mobile/article/news/investigations/st-louis-homicide-rate-breaks-record-amid-covid19/63-60aa0060-e4bf-42a3-a0b0-4c46043b1d78
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Police Review Panel – Putnam County Online
— Read on www.putnamcountyny.com/policereviewpanel/
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
While reforms targeted at punishing and removing bad cops, such as elimination of qualified immunity in civil cases and weakening of police union protections, may be overdue, cutting police budgets will reduce the size of police forces and pose a clear public safety risk.
— Read on www.city-journal.org/bolstering-police-forces-reduces-crime