40 People Were Arrested on Social Distancing Violations. 35 Were Black.

Source: The New York Times - View Original Article
Published: May 14, 2020
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24% : But some black elected officials and critics of the Police Department said the recent encounters suggested that social distancing was being used by some officers as a pretext to stop and arrest people in poorer neighborhoods, much like "furtive" movements and the odor of marijuana were once used to justify millions of unwarranted stops.
21% : The police said two officers approached them because they were too close together but then spotted a bag of marijuana in Mr. Brunson's hands.

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

24% : But some black elected officials and critics of the Police Department said the recent encounters suggested that social distancing was being used by some officers as a pretext to stop and arrest people in poorer neighborhoods, much like "furtive" movements and the odor of marijuana were once used to justify millions of unwarranted stops.
21% : The police said two officers approached them because they were too close together but then spotted a bag of marijuana in Mr. Brunson's hands.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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