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Statistical Transparency of Policing Report Per House Bill 2355 (2017)

Oregon Criminal Justice Commission

House Bill 2355 (2017) mandated that by 2021, all Oregon law enforcement agencies must submit data regarding officer initiated traffic and pedestrian stops to the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, so the Commission could analyze the submitted data for evidence of racial or ethnic disparities on an annual basis. To do this, the Commission, the Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) created the Oregon Statistical Transparency of Policing (STOP) Program. This is the first annual report to the Oregon Legislature by the STOP Program examining data received.

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Portland Police Bureau Strategic Insights Report

Coraggio Group

This report is a summary of the data collection and outreach efforts conducted on behalf of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) to gather community and PPB insights in preparation for the creation of PPB’s strategic plan. The purpose of this outreach was to assess the Portland community’s and PPB staff’s perception of the current state of policing in Portland and help determine the priorities that these groups would like to see emphasized over the next five years.

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“Confronting Black Boxes: A Shadow Report of the New York City Automated Decision System Task Force”

AI Now Institute – New York University

In 2017, New York City became the first US jurisdiction to create a task force to come up with recommendations for government use of Automated decision systems (ADS). This report is a community powered shadow report that provides a comprehensive record of what happened during the Task Force’s review process and offers other municipalities and governments robust recommendations based on collective experience and current research insights on government use of ADS.

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Police Violence and Citizen Crime Reporting in the Black Community

Matthew Desmond (Harvard), Andrew V. Papachristos (Yale), David S. Kirk (University of Oxford)

High-profile cases of police violence — disproportionately experienced by black men — may present a serious threat to public safety if they lower citizen crime reporting. This report analyzes how one of Milwaukee’s most publicized cases of police violence against an unarmed black man, the beating of Frank Jude, affected police-related 911 calls, and found that residents of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods, especially residents of Black neighborhoods, were far less likely to report crime after Jude’s beating was broadcast. The effect lasted for over a year and resulted in a total net loss of approximately 22,200 calls for service. Other local and national cases of police violence against unarmed black men also had a significant impact on citizen crime reporting in Milwaukee. Police misconduct can powerfully suppress one of the most basic forms of civic engagement: calling 911 for matters of personal and public safety.

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Stop and Frisk Redux: Analysis of Racial Bias in New York City

Abraham Gutman

With the rise of violent crime in the 1990s the New York City Police Department (NYPD) turned to proactive policing practices. Perhaps the most known of these practices is Stop, Question, and Frisk, known as Stop and Frisk. The practice had a disparate impact on the black and Hispanic community of New York City as the two groups represent more than 80% of all stops. Results of data analysis in this report lead to the conclusion that Stop and Frisk is an uneven policing practice that carries racial bias.

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Imagining a World Beyond Policing (Portland, OR)


Given the profound distrust between Portlanders and their police department and the struggles that Portland has had with historical police repression and contemporary collaboration with violent right winger hate groups, the time seems ripe for a reconsideration of policing in Portland. This is video of a panel discussion to imagine a world beyond policing.

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Opening the Chicago Surveillance Fund

Lucy Parsons Labs

Through the last year and a half, MuckRock and Lucy Parsons Lab have used FOIA to investigate the use of surveillance equipment by the Chicago Police Department (CPD). Through multiple FOIA requests and lawsuits, the team has demonstrated the CPD’s purchase and use of controversial “Stingray” cellphone surveillance devices among other new surveillance technologies. The work has also shown that Chicago Police have been acting in “bad faith” in fulfilling the FOIA requests. This project page gives preliminary data on the issue and asks for assistance in compiling more information.

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The MTA’s False Fare Evasion Narrative

Community Service Society

MTA representatives often claim the “problem” of fare evasion can be policed away. No credible evidence supports this narrative. This report and accompanying data map analyzes subway stations and their surrounding neighborhoods where fare evasion enforcement occurred in 2017-2018. Though this was before the public face of any fare evasion crackdown began, the data shows 24,788 subway fare evasion enforcement actions over this period.

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Do Police Killings of Unarmed Persons Really Have Spillover Effects? Reanalyzing Bor et al. (2018)

Justin Nix (University of Nebraska Omaha) & M. James Lozada (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)

Researchers reevaluate the claim from Bor et al. (2018) that “police killings of unarmed Black Americans have effects on mental health among Black American adults in the general population.” The Mapping Police Violence data used by the authors misclassified 93 incidents and note that correctly recoding these incidents eliminated the reported statistically significant effect of exposure to police killings of unarmed Black individuals on the mental health of Black Americans in the general population.

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