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For the Culture with Farajii: Report on traffic stops reveals racial disparities in Baltimore County

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Farajii Muhammad and callers weigh in on a new report that states Black drivers in Baltimore County are being pulled over, cited and arrested at higher rates than other ethnicities. 

 

The report, recently released by the Baltimore Sun, cites data from the county’s traffic stop dashboard. 

 

The report states, Black people represent 30% of Baltimore County’s population but were involved in 58% of all traffic stops in 2020. White people, who make up 60% of the county’s population were involved in over 31% of vehicle stops in 2020. 

 

Click below to hear the discussion

 

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