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EPA Police Chief testifies before the US Senate

Original post made by citizen on Apr 19, 2012

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.

CBS News report: Web Link

Comments (4)

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.


Posted by Bea Alexander, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 20, 2012 at 5:49 am

Palo Alto is a different town than East Palo Alto


Posted by citizen, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 20, 2012 at 9:37 am

Yes, EPA is a different city from PA, but that doesn't mean that PA resident should not care about what is happening to their neighbors.


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Bea - I'm not sure what your point is - can you please explain? If they weren't the same town, they wouldn't be separate police departments.


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