Tag Archives: Policing

More on Racial Profiling


My original post on racial profiling provoked quite a discussion on the Spirit of 1848 listserve.  A colleague wrote that he wasn’t sure that racial profiling has a profound effect on health outcomes.  Indeed not. But I use the word “profound” not as a simple synonym of “big”, but to mean deep — going down many […]

Racial Profiling — Who knew?

  Sandra Bland died in custody after failing to signal a turn.  Walter Scott was shot in the back by a police officer after a routine traffic stop for a broken taillight. Samuel DuBose lost his life over a missing front license plate.   Maybe you thought racial profiling in police stops was only for New […]

Changing the Game: Community Policing to Improve Public Safety

  In 2007, Richmond, California was the 9th most dangerous city in America facing an epidemic of homicides. But now, 5 years later, the number of homicides has been cut in half. Homicides are one of the leading causes of years of lost life, so a halving of the homicide rate is an amazing public […]