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Growing Concerns About Racial Bias in Social-Distancing Arrests

On Wednesday, New York State Attorney General Letitia James called on the New York Police Department to enforce social distancing rules without racial bias, following reports that people of color are being disproportinately targeted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Data shows that Black and brown people comprised near 68 percent of arrests in the city recent weeks, and they've received over 80 percent of coronavirus-related summonses. “The apparent unequal enforcement of social distancing policies is deeply troubling, and deepens the divide between law enforcement and the people they are tasked to…

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