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Racial Profiling: Police stop black drivers 7 times more than white drivers in Milwaukee, WI

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According to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel analysis of nearly 46,000 traffic stops, racial minorities are swimming in prejudice. The Sentinel finds that a “black Milwaukee driver is seven times as likely to be stopped by city police as a white resident driver” and Hispanic drivers were pulled over “nearly five times as often as white drivers.” Police also searched black drivers twice as much, “but those searches didn’t lead to higher rates of seized weapons, drugs, or stolen property.” The disparities not only span all seven police districts but the two with the greatest racial discrepancies “have the lowest crime rates, and both have predominantly white populations.”

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