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Fri May 7, 2021, 11:59 AM

New data shows Mpls police search Black drivers at 29 times the rate of whites after minor stops

https://www.kare11.com/article/news/investigations/new-data-shows-mpd-searches-black-drivers-at-29-times-the-rate-of-whites-after-minor-stops/89-7d1498a6-5fe3-4a9b-b1f9-a9dc72600829

MINNEAPOLIS — New data shows that the majority of drivers pulled over this year by Minneapolis police for minor equipment violations are Black, a KARE 11 analysis has found.

Black drivers account for more than half of those stops so far in 2021 despite making up only about 20% of the city’s residents, according to city data.

Whites, who make up about 64% of the city’s population, have been pulled over in just 18% of similar stops this year.

That means Minneapolis police have stopped Black drivers for violations like expired tabs or broken tail lights at nine times the rate of white drivers.

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WhiskeyGrinder May 7 OP
JanMichael May 7 #1
Mr. Scorpio May 7 #2
Blue Owl May 7 #3
DontBelieveEastisEas May 7 #4
TheBlackAdder May 7 #5
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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 12:33 PM

1. I posted a thread about Fayetteville stopping that a few years ago

Stopping minor traffic stops. The number of African-Americans pulled over dropped dramatically. Who knows how many people weren't killed because of that. Yet some people here on du even a so-called liberal side didn't like the idea.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 01:25 PM

2. Apparently, these cops have nothing better to do than to harass Black people for no good reason

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 01:25 PM

3. K&R for visibility

Tell us again, GOP, how there’s no racism in America!

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 01:52 PM

4. Past Racism + Current Racism


Much of this difference does come from the heritage of racism.

Poverty has a great hand in who drives with expired tags and broken headlights.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 02:00 PM

5. You make it sound like it's 30 times! 😐

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Seriously though, I read that article and it's really fucked up. There is no way the MPLS can justify those numbers.
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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 02:26 PM

6. Marking race as "unknown"

Hey, when the stats show that we're racist, then let's just not collect stats! Problem solved!

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