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Racial disparities in SF traffic searches raise concerns of bias

Racial disparities in SF traffic searches raise concerns of bias
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"A lower hit rate for ethnic minorities is a red flag for bias," said Lorie Fridell, an associate professor of criminology at the University of South Florida who participated in a previous analysis of SFPD stop data in 2007. "It's not conclusive, because nothing is, but it is certainly a statistic that should lead to questions."