SHOCK!!! SHOW-ME DISPARITY!!! MISSOURI POLICE VEHICLE STOPS TARGET BLACK PEOPLE AND LATINOS OVER WHITES!!!
Recent report from AG Chris Koster revealed the state of what some might consider racial profiling in Missouri . . .
Fox4; Report on vehicle stops reveals African-American, Hispanics pulled over more often than white drivers
"Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said in 2013 the statewide African-American disparity index was 1.59, a slight increase from the 2012 rate of 1.57. This represents the 11th time in 14 years that the disparity index for African-American drivers has increased. The disparity index for African-American drivers was 1.27 in 2000.
“African-American drivers in Missouri were 66 percent more likely than white drivers to be stopped in 2013 versus 30 percent more likely in 2000,” Koster said. “This suggests a disturbing trend, and I hope communities with similar findings will make a serious effort to identify the causes.”
"The report shows the rate (disparity index) at which Hispanics were stopped slightly increased in 2013 to .61, compared to .60 in 2012, a rate lower than that of white drivers. However, search rates (the rates at which drivers of a given race are searched subsequent to a traffic stop) for both African-American and Hispanic drivers continue to be higher than for white drivers. African-American drivers were 1.89 times more likely to be searched when stopped than white drivers; Hispanic drivers were 1.87 times more likely than white drivers to be searched.
"Despite the elevated search rates, Hispanics were less likely than white drivers to be found with contraband subsequent to being searched. While the “contraband hit rate” for white drivers was 26.3, the rate of Hispanics searched and found to have contraband was 18. The “contraband hit rate” for African-American drivers was 18.8."
So . . . Do the math on that one . . . African-Americans and Latinos are less likely to be guilty than white people pulled over . . . Which kinda proves the case for disparity or at least reminds us NEVER to veer too far from I-70 on the way to STL.
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