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Mon Feb 19, 2018, 10:50 PM

Study: American Indian women in Mpls. disproportionately drawing police attention


American Indian women in Minneapolis were stopped, searched and arrested at higher rates last year than any other demographic group, including black men, according to a new study from St. Catherine University.

And while, citywide, a majority of police stops were for traffic violations, American Indians were mostly stopped on the basis of being "suspicious persons," the report found.

"It definitely is going to have an impact on people's lives, when we think about family stability, income," Marina Gorsuch, an economics and political science professor at St. Kate's, said of the study's implications. "So even though we can't say why they're happening, this is a clear alarm bell of saying that this is happening."

The study's authors Gorsuch, economics Prof. Deborah Rho, and student researcher Nicole Busker, senior economics and business administration major said the disparities were the result of "a complicated interplay of underlying factors" and didn't necessarily indicate racial bias on the part of police.

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geardaddy Feb 2018 #1

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Tue Feb 20, 2018, 01:00 PM

1. Gorsuch, hmmm.

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I wonder if she's any relation to Neil.

I heard a segment on KFAI about how Native women are more susceptible to be captured into the sex trade, because they are more vulnerable as second-class citizens. It was an eye-opening segment.

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