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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, May 15, 2006

Can Cameras Racially Profile?

No, they're not that high tech.  But the people who locate them in London's suburbs can and apparantly have.  Or at least that's what the statistics seem to show.  In Metropolitan London, black people account for 46% of all arrests generated by new automatic numberplate recognition (ANPR) cameras, even though black residents account for only 11% of London's population.  Further study of the disparity shows that cameras are heavily concentrated in the London boroughs most heavily populated by black residents. More. . . [Mark Godsey]

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