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Town Hall on race and policing to be held Thursday

Original post made on Jun 19, 2020

In the wake of weeks of protests over the killing of George Floyd and calls for change to eliminate racism and police brutality, the Palo Alto Weekly is hosting a June 25 conversation on how the Midpeninsula can chart a path forward.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 19, 2020, 6:50 AM

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Posted by John
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 19, 2020 at 7:54 am

Race and policing is an important discussion to have if and only if they are willing to discuss vastly disproportionate crime rates by race.

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Posted by Question
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jun 19, 2020 at 8:47 am

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Posted by Bias in Policing and the Criminal Justice System
a resident of Community Center
on Jun 25, 2020 at 10:25 am

Many of us understand the inherit bias in both our policing and judicial practices. A former Palo Alto Police Chief was forced to resigned in 2008 after saying in public remarks about a recent string of burglaries that she instructed her officers to stop African-American men and “find out who they are.” I would rephrase John's question above to "why arrest and incarceration rates for the same crimes differ vastly by race and how we build to a more just system."

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