Thursday, February 24, 2005

First racial profiling report coverage

I mentioned that Texas civil rights groups today released a study analyzing statewide racial profiling data collected by law enforcement at traffic stops. AP's coverage of the press conference is now online; they quoted me, along with Sen. Royce West and Rep. Senfronia Thompson.

This is a fun report because, since data for hundreds of agencies around the state is available, a lot of regional media outlets do local stories. That was true last year, and I'm sure it will be the case this time, too.

Go here to access the report and regional profiles.

2-25 UPDATE: See additional coverage from the New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Austin Statesman, San Antonio Express-News (+ 2 sidebars), El Paso Times, and a few local TV news stories. The UK Guardian picked up the AP story.

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