San Francisco PD Exposed in Report For Over Representing Black Arrests For 10 Years
There’s one thing about it: we don’t hear much about San Francisco and its as if they wanted to keep it that way. Unfortunately, their quietness has exposed some dirty little secrets while trying to make it appear the city’s small population of Blacks were mostly the ones committing the crimes in San Francisco.
Read more from the report below:
San Francisco’s police department has been under-reporting the number of Latinos and Asian Americans who have been arrested for more than a decade by classifying them as members of other ethnic groups, according to the San Francisco Bay Citizen.
The city’s police counted many Latinos that had been arrested as “white” and many of the Asian-Americans arrestees as “other,” junking up the official stats. The city has been long criticized for racially profiling blacks, and the fake numbers make it appear that the disparity in arrest rates between blacks and whites less stark. The report said that while only six percent of the city’s population was black, African Americans make up 40 percent of all arrests there.
Police officials blamed the mis-classification on a decades-old computers system only allows officers to categorize people who arrested as black, white or other.
Albert Samaha of San Francisco Weekly said the dramatic over-representation of blacks among the city’s arrestees reflects a similar over-representation in the city’s gang stats. The city reported that 59 percent of all gang members there were black, even though blacks made up only 20 percent of gang members throughout the state and no other California country said that blacks made up more than 29 percent of street gangs.
We are praying they are making some serious changes now that the cat is out of the bag. They ought to be ashamed of themselves.