The South Side: A Series on Racial Profiling
I spent the majority of last fall reporting on and about Syracuse’s neighborhoods. Here’s the breakdown: The North side-refugee central; The South side-the black neighborhood; The West side-Latino land; The East side…nobody really knows, and then of course there are the suburbs and University neighborhood. For The Stand, a community newspaper covering the South side, I reported a six-part series on racial profiling in response to a study that was released Nov. 15. The study was controversial, and hotly contested by the Syracuse Police Department. But rather than just report what the bureaucrats and police department said, I wanted to hear what the people living on the South side, the people in the middle of the conflict, had to say about racial profiling. Have they been victims of racial profiling? Is racial profiling even an issue at the forefront of their minds, or have more pressing problems taken precedence? Find out in the series I published in The Stand’s February 2011 print edition. Click through the PDFs below to read the full series.
Sept. 24, 2010: Chief Fowler Requests Second Study
Nov. 16, 2010: Two Studies on Racial Profiling Released in Syracuse
Syracuse, New York, South Side Stand Newspaper Special Edition: A Matter of Perception, South Side Voices, and What the Studies Say.