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NY Times Investigation: Police in 4 States Stop Black Drivers Disproportionately

A fascinating New York Times investigation was published yesterday and fleshes out the “driving while black” meme about racial profiling with systematic data. In the four states in which car search data is systematically, tracked, the Times reports that black drivers are stopped disproportionately often, even though officers are more likely to find illegal material […]

Context Matters: Distracted Driving Kills

Stuck in a long line of non-moving traffic today, it occurred to me that this sign would mean something different entirely if a number replaced the icon at the top.

Chris Christie Uses Big Government Powers To Go Zoom In Helicopters

Data show that Governor Christie has been flying around all over New Jersey in a helicopter owned by the state at the rate of one helicopter ride every four days. Christie says that it’s vitally necessary for him to go zoom in a chopper in order to get to his meetings on time. What kind of executive leader sets up a schedule so poorly organized, with meetings so tightly packed at distant locations that he has to use a helicopter a couple of times a week just to keep up? […]