The ACLU says there’s a large disparity in police stops in area where Starbucks arrest happened

Source: CNN

By AJ Willingham, CNN

(CNN)The area of Philadelphia where two men were arrested while waiting at a Starbucks last week has what the American Civil Liberties Union calls “the highest racial disparities in pedestrian stops in the entire city.”

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The ACLU said its research shows African-Americans made up 67% of pedestrian stops in Philadelphia’s Ninth District in 2017, even though the area’s population is only 3% black.
“Black Philadelphians face daily indignities when they are simply trying to go about their business. This incident shows that black people can’t even ‘wait while black,’ ” Executive Director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania Reggie Shuford said in a statement regarding the Starbucks arrests.

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