Tag Archives: Racial Profiling

A Matter of Perception

South Side youth say they’re unfairly judged; police are looking for trust, cooperation in city Tyquan Cannon and his brother, Tyrell, say they were walking from their YouthBuild orientation — their books under their arms — when they found themselves thrown against the side of a car by two detectives from the Syracuse Police Department. “Personally, I think it was ... Read More »

Two Studies on Racial Profiling in Syracuse Released

Chief of Police Frank Fowler arrived at City Hall Monday, Nov. 15, night armed with numbers, statistics, and the results of his own racial profiling study to construct a passionate defense of his police department from accusations of racial profiling. Nearly 50 members from the community, Syracuse Police Department and the Syracuse Common Council gathered to hear researchers present their ... Read More »

Chief Frank Fowler Makes Request for Second Study on Racial Profiling

The city of Syracuse and the Syracuse Police Department will be releasing separate studies that examine the extent of racial profiling in the community. A co-author of the city study, economist Shawn Rohlin, said he was insulted that the police chief had commissioned a separate study of his own — saying it was “complete ridiculousness.” Read More »