After attorneys uncover racial profiling, charges dropped in almost 50 Minneapolis marijuana stings

In a fascinating case of addressing impact rather than intention, district attorney in Minneapolis have dismissed felony marijuana charges against 47 people, 46 of whom are black, and halted future low-level sting operations. The racial disparity was brought to light in late May, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports, and shockingly, the powers that be took swift action.
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It’s rare to read an article where a police department responded appropriately. Minneapolis Police Chief, Medaria Arradondo, ended sting operations on low-level marijuana crimes when presented with stats showing incontrovertible evidence of racial profiling. #ThePowerOfData

11 thoughts on “After attorneys uncover racial profiling, charges dropped in almost 50 Minneapolis marijuana stings

    1. Great yet unusual. I wonder why that police department did the right thing instead of covering it up? You know things are horrible if doing the the right thing seems odd even suspicious.

      1. Good points. I have a theory that it might be a PR move especially after Philando Castille and the Mohammed Noor situation where people can actually see the double standard with his case using lethal force against Justine Damond in contrast to other cases there the race of the cops and victims were reversed. I could be wrong, but I wonder if it’s damage control.

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