Data from 2022 California traffic stop report shows ‘pervasive pattern’ of racial profiling (PBS Newshour)

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    Data from 2022 California traffic stop report shows ‘pervasive pattern’ of racial profiling – By Associated Press (PBS Newshour) / Jan 3, 2024

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Black people accounted for nearly 13 percent of traffic stops in California in 2022, far above their 5 percent share of the state’s population, according to a report released Wednesday under a law designed to address racial profiling of motorists and pedestrians by police.

    The annual report, compiled by California’s Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board, for the first time included data from all law enforcement agencies in the state.

    Andrea Guerrero, co-chairperson of the board and executive director of Alliance San Diego, said in a statement that the “scale of data that California is collecting allows us to say definitively that profiling exists — it is a pervasive pattern across the state.”

    “We must now turn to the hard work of ending profiling by bringing all the stakeholders to the table to ascertain and change the policies and the practices that enable it,” Guerrero said.

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