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Statistics Showing BART Racial Profiling in the 90's
by nojusticenobart
Monday Apr 27th, 2009 2:40 PM
Court documents: BART had a racial profiling problem back in 2001.
We are looking forward to the updated numbers from NOBLE, but like
we've been saying, we don't need a new investigation to know how
****ed up BART is.
Court documents: BART has had a racial profiling problem FOREVER.
We are looking forward to the updated numbers from NOBLE, but like
we've been saying, we don't need a new investigation to know how
****ed up BART is. These documents are from 2001.

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"The combined percentage of African Americans arrested by BART from 1996 through 1997 is 58.4

I obtained census data from the website of the Associated Bay Area Governments. This website contains data from the 2000 U.S. Census showing that African Americans represent 7.5 percent of the population in the Bay Area. In the Bay Area counties served by BART the percentage of African Americans in the population is respectively 7.8% (San Francisco), 14.9% (Alameda) and 9.4% (Contra Costa)."

"...Finally, Plaintiff wants to depose BART policy makers to determine the extent to which they are aware of the disparities in arrests between African Americans and others, and to determine what, if any training is given to BART officers on the issue or racial profiling."
§document 1
by nojusticenobart Monday Apr 27th, 2009 2:43 PM

§document 2
by nojusticenobart Monday Apr 27th, 2009 2:43 PM

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Gene Pepi - retired BART station agent, union VP - spoke of racial profilingdave idMonday Apr 27th, 2009 5:19 PM