Biking while black

Following a media report that 80% of bicycle citations in Tampa were issued to African Americans (the city is 26% black), the police chief has met with community groups and invited the US COPS Office to review her agency’s enforcement program. She noted that bicycle tickets accounted for less than 1% of the 101,000 citations of all types issued by the agency in 2014, 29% of which went to African Americans.

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