racism

Groundbreaking study analyzes racial gap between PDs and communities, Inland ranks high

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This study, by researchers at George Washington University, and then covered by the NY Times, is an important effort toward creating transparency about the nation's police forces and they ways in which they reflect--or don't--the communities they are supposed to serve. Prompted by the popular outcry criticizing the police murder of the young Michael Brown, an incident in which the racial gap has been named as a factor in the violence, this study highlights cities where the police force is not demographically representative of the community.

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University police shoot and kill Bartholomew Williams, 38, at Cal State San Bernardino

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This one is making some big headlines--mostly because it's an on-campus shooting, but also because the victim is a black student. In San Bernardino, even at the "enlightened" university, racism runs very deep. Couple that institutional racism with individuals who know that their dignity lies in their personal resistance to a corrupt system, and you have a recipe for violence.

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