EPA Police Chief testifies before the US Senate Crimes & Incidents, posted by citizen, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Apr 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm
Surprised that this story didn't make the PaloAltoOnline. East Palo Alto Police Chief Ronald Davis testified before the US Senate earlier this week. He discussed racially profiling white people as drug users and racially profiling Latino people as undocumented, among other things.
Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Apr 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm
Yeah - too controversial for this publication, methinks. Plus, most people in Palo Alto refuse to believe that their own PD does racial profiling.
Years ago, I was stopped pretty much for being white in EPA, after visiting a friend. I had mixed feelings about it, but mostly chalked it up to standing out in that particular area. But as a white female, I have the privilege of not worrying too much how I'll be treated by the police. Ironically, one of the *rudest* officers I've ever dealt with was a PAPD officer who, throughout our interaction, made fun of my ethnic background until his sergeant pulled him away.