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Racial disparities in policing series

Report on St. Pete’s policing shows disproportionate impact for Black residents

Accountable Now, a police use-of-force database, showed comprehensive data that St. Pete's policing is impacting Black residents most.

Putting more police in Florida schools is hurting students, study finds

A new study from the University of Florida and the ALCU claims that increased policing in schools has not made schools any safer and might be doing more bad than good. The mass shooting and...
NAACP

Manatee NAACP accuses Bradenton Police of racial disparities

The Manatee County NAACP is pointing out racial disparities in policing by the Bradenton Police; Rodney Jones, president of the Manatee branch of the NAACP, used a public records request to get documents showing that 21...
Black Lives Matter

Sarasota rally against police shooting of black men

So far this week Alton Sterling was shot an killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile was shot and killed by police in Minnesota. Minnesota’s governor asked for a federal investigation in...
Eric Ward and Bob Buckhorn

Tampa Police Chief takes questions from council on “biking while black”

The Tampa Police Chief answered questions Thursday morning from members of City Council about last month’s Department of Justice report that found police disproportionally stopped black bicyclists. The report concluded that despite evidence of “stark racial...
Andrew Joseph with Tampa For Justice

Tampa for Justice wants civil rights investigation of police

Last week the U.S. Department of Justice concluded that although the Tampa Police Department issued disproportionately more tickets to black bicyclists that it was not intentional and therefore not racial discrimination. That study was done...
Eric Ward and Bob Buckhorn

Tampa Police didn’t racially discriminate when handing out more citations to black bicyclists: DoJ

The Tampa Police Department issued disproportionately more citations and tickets to black bicycle riders – but it was not intentional racial discrimination; those are some of the conclusions of a Department of Justice report released...

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