Picking up the Pieces [Infographic]
The ACLU analyzed more than 96,000 arrests made by Minneapolis police officers for low-level offenses from January 2012 through September 2014 and found that Black people were 8.7 times more likely and Native Americans were 8.6 times more likely than white people to be arrested for a low-level offense.
Minneapolis police show the same patterns of racial bias that we’re seeing across the country and that demand reform. In Minneapolis, the eyes of the law look at Blacks and Native Americans differently than whites. The resulting injustices—more fees and fines, more time in jail, more criminal records—hurt Minneapolitans and undermine public safety.