The Ferguson Police Report

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The Ferguson Police Department has been identified of conducting unlawful practices in the community. The larger number of people being cited or stopped in Ferguson was African Americans. It was stated that “despite making up 67% of the population… African Americans accounted for 85% of… traffic stops, 90% of… citations and 93% of… arrest” (“The Ferguson Report” 65). Even though African Americans are searched the most during traffic stops it was stated that they are “26% less lily to have contraband found on them than whites” (“The Ferguson Report” 68). Now, my thought is that if the police department knows that there is a 26% chance that they will not find anything during their searches, why do they continue to be so eager to find something?

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