Disproportionate impact in ATF stings

ATF sting targets in Chicago have been disproportionately black and Hispanic, according to this article, which cites an independent analysis filed on behalf of several federal defendants. The analysis concluded there was “only a 0.1% chance that agents could have selected so many minorities by chance, even if they were targeting only people with criminal records that suggested they were likely to be part of a robbery crew, as ATF policies require.”

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