That same year, the San Diego Register reported that city police had ticketed 49,000 people on drug charges since 1994 - 23,000 of them blacks - and that the number of tickets issued to black people almost tripled over the same period. The paper also reported that traffic stops made up 82 percent of the total drug-related contact made with San Diego police, and black drivers were stopped 78 percent of the time. So for every arrest for drug possession or distribution, the police made seven more stops, the paper found.
According to the Washington Post, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's population study found that black civil service employees are twice as likely to lose their jobs as whites because they are fired or laid off during fiscal year 1993, when the study was conducted. The study also found that blacks are underrepresented in positions of management, administrators and supervisors. Less than one-fifth of new hires for a variety of managerial positions is black.
Most recently, a Washington Post investigation reported that black and Hispanic police officers are searching for drugs in their patrol cars on an average of about 21 times per day - about 75 percent of the time they stop and search black and Hispanic motorists - but they also use the stops to question drivers and search their cars. The newspaper found that black officers who stop Hispanics and blacks for traffic violations typically search their cars. It found that officers who stop whites are much less likely to search their cars. d2c66b5586