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Thu Dec 19, 2019, 08:28 AM

POC and Traffic stops in Ohio.

Source--https://radio.wosu.org/post/black-drivers-and-pedestrians-most-likely-traffic-stop-targets-ohios-biggest-cities


Snip--"And black drivers are also much more likely to be pulled over than whites, according to a review of 315,281 stops from 2009-2017 in Cincinnati, 128,157 in Columbus from 2012 through 2016, and 47,079 in Cleveland in 2016 and 2017. "


Snip--" Reporters compared police stops in census block groups that were at least 75% white and compared them to ones that were at least 75% African American. Highway stops were not included. Here are key findings:

In Cincinnati, police made 120% more total stops per resident in predominantly black areas.
In Columbus, police made 84% more total stops per resident in neighborhoods that were at least 75% black.
Cleveland issued 26% more tickets per resident in predominantly black areas.
Once ticketed or stopped, police arrested blacks at a much higher rate than whites. Blacks made up 74% of all Cincinnati stop arrests, 70% of all Cleveland arrests during ticketed stops and 59% of traffic stop arrests in Columbus.
Police pulled over African Americans at about the same high rate in a time-controlled sample of stops made either in daylight or darkness. This suggests they pull over drivers regardless of race. But more stops in minority neighborhoods suggests the location of patrols may be a factor in the racial disparities."


Snip--" Considering the racial makeup of Columbus, blacks were stopped at an 89.8% higher rate than whites."



More at article.

And it's enraging.

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Thu Dec 19, 2019, 10:01 AM

1. Not saying the cops don't target POC but they also target lower income people. They

know if they pull over an older car they can use some kind of safety issue as an excuse. People in an older car
probably statistically are more likely to be using or possessing drugs or alcohol. (Easy target) They are also less likely to
be able to fight a ticket. If you are a cop you don't pull over the BMW or a $60000 pickup, you find an old Chevy Cavalier. I
see it every day I can have a hundred vehicles pass me going 20 miles over the limit and see the cops ticketing someone
in an old rust bucket.


I just noticed after posting this is the African American group maybe I shouldn't post here?

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 10:44 AM

2. I put this in the Ohio group as well

I see your point.
POC, of all social and economic levels get stopped.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 10:58 AM

3. I know I see it every day. nt

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