No bus ticket? If you're black, get ready to face stiffer penalties

No bus ticket? If you're black, get ready to face stiffer penalties

A study TriMet commissioned last year found no bias in the agency's fare-enforcement practices....

County DA looks at power of the prosecutor to reduce racial disparities

County DA looks at power of the prosecutor to reduce racial disparities

Tracing the causes of such disparities can be a complex exercise involving factors outside the...

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO  - Failing to have a valid TriMet fare can cost you $175 or more, if you do it repeatedly.
April 13, 2017

No bus ticket? If you're black, get ready to face stiffer penalties

by Lee van der Voo/InvestigateWest
A study TriMet commissioned last year found no bias in the agency's fare-enforcement practices. And yet, an analysis of racial disparities for this series showed African-Americans are disproportionately charged with the most serious of transit…
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April 13, 2017

Former chief justice: End to racial bias 'not there yet'

by Peter Wong
Ed Peterson, former Portland lawyer who led initial effort in judicial system 25 years ago, speaks out during unveiling of his official portrait at Supreme Court Building in Salem.

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