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September 14, 2018 / Kendra Allen, Editor

New report shows how the police target Black Metro riders

TRANSIT/RACISM | A new report by the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs found that Metro Police have targeted metro stops heavily used by youth of color in hopes of arresting them for fare evasion. The data shows that the police have used the fare evasion charge to unfairly target Black people, especially Black men. (WLCCRU, 9/13)

Despite WMATA’s stated policy of cracking down on all fare evasion, WMATA’s own data suggests that the statute is not being enforced fairly. Rather, it shows that Metro Police are enforcing the statute almost exclusively against Black people, particularly in African-American neighborhoods or in parts of the City in which African Americans come in contact with Whites.

CENSUS“We Can’t Count on Washington”: A California Funder Preps for the 2020 Census (Inside Philanthropy, 9/12)

ENVIRONMENT | How Alexandria is pushing flood mitigation measures and other methods to adjust to climate change. (GGWash, 9/13)

ARTS & HUMANITIES | A new art exhibit in Maryland explores how we “conceptualize, scrutinize and give value to the human form“. (DCist, 9/13)

BUSINESSGreater Washington has waited for months. Here’s what Jeff Bezos finally had to say about HQ2. (WBJ, 9/13)

INCOME | Household incomes increased across the region last year but there was still a wide gap in racial group earnings, especially in the District. (WaPo, 9/13)


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