Tag: Biased Policing
DOJ's report on its six month investigation into police practices in Ferguson, MO will be released today. Here's what it finds, according to the New York Times.
The Ferguson Police Department was routinely violating the constitutional rights of its black residents.
Ferguson's population is one-third white.
85 percent of traffic stops, 90 percent of tickets and 93 percent of arrests. In cases like jaywalking, which often hinge on police discretion, blacks accounted for 95 percent of all arrests.
This is not just a Ferguson problem, but a national problem. You see it every day in courtrooms across America. [More...]
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