Good to know Nancy Vaughan is talking about GPD's relationship with the citizens it is meant to protect.
Now Greensboro should suspend arrests for small amounts of weed and r/o/d an officer, and make sure Chief Scott is serious about addressing the imbalance in traffic stops.
Here in North Carolina’s third-largest city, officers pulled over African-American drivers for traffic violations at a rate far out of proportion with their share of the local driving population. They used their discretion to search black drivers or their cars more than twice as often as white motorists — even though they found drugs and weapons significantly more often when the driver was white.
Officers were more likely to stop black drivers for no discernible reason. And they were more likely to use force if the driver was black, even when they did not encounter physical resistance.
- History in a nutshell: "This was the first Southern city to pledge to integrate its schools after the Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, although it was among the last to actually do so."
- Charlotte/Meck's ratio of contraband found to searches of black drivers is ugly even compared to our own.
- Always good to see the local daily NYT provide this kind of in-depth reporting on an important issue.