This was sent my way today and I just want to flag it for you. VICE News and students at Seton Hall Law studied police traffic stops in majority-white Bloomfield, NJ (here are the stats on Bloomfield). They conclude that racial profiling is in fact going on, as is the targeting of non-residents. Bloomfield borders Newark. The study finds a disproportionate number of Black and Latino drivers, most of whom were passing through town, were issued tickets in October of 2015. Bloomfield Police say race is not a factor.
When I know about when the full report will be available, I’ll let you know. I think all that’s available so far is the trailer – below: