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Featured Blog Post · February 2, 2023

Police Use of Force and Racial Disparities during Traffic Stops

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Fact Cards

94,500 Current population in California prisons.
African Americans make up less than 6% of California’s population but more than 15% of arrests.
1 in 8 Asian Americans experienced hate incidents.
10x The rate of imprisonment for African American men compared to white men.
California’s prison population fell by 27,500 prisoners during the pandemic, or 7,500 more than any other state.
Gun deaths drove California’s largest-ever rise in homicides.