A Cobb County police officer tries to calm an obviously nervous woman during a DUI traffic stop by explaining to her that “We only kill black people.” 189 more words
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Data will help anti-profiling advocates.
One of the many ways race intersects with transportation is with enforcement of traffic laws. National and local statistics show that black people are stopped and cited for road-use related violations at a higher rate than whites. 14 more words
Oregon Sen. Lew Frederick is concerned about rebuilding credibility between law enforcement and the public, especially minority communities.
To that end, he has sponsored Senate Bill 642, which would block the use of citation numbers in officer evaluations. 25 more words
Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, spiked a vote on her bill that raises the smoking age from 18 to 21 after a cadre of Democrats objected to a clause that would allow police to pull over young motorists if they thought they were smoking. 31 more words
If House Bill 2355 passes, state will join 19 other states that identify possible racial profiling by police.
Our analysis of court records shows that Oregon has a problem. But it doesn’t explain why.
In July 1945 members of the City Club of Portland issued a 17-page report on “The Negro in Portland.” 50 more words