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Identifying Racial Bias in Policing Practices: Open Data Policing

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North Carolina developers and civil rights advocates used demographic data from nearly 20,000,000 unique NC traffic stops in the state to create a digital tool for identifying race-based policing practices: https://opendatapolicingnc.com/. Come learn more about the technology used (Python/Django) and how they're expanding into the state of Maryland.

North Carolina developers and civil rights advocates used demographic data from nearly 20,000,000 unique NC traffic stops in the state to create a digital tool for identifying race-based policing practices: https://opendatapolicingnc.com/

The talk will cover: Background on NC data collection law Impediments to access Open source project, the API architecture, and the visualizations used to present and highlight key data points Expansion to Maryland How the website helps: Community-based campaigns for policy reforms organized largely around the data Criminal defense work Civil litigation * Improved police management practices

Come learn more about the process and how they using it to challenge these practices in the courts.

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