Arrests for loitering and curfew violation have fallen dramatically in recent years, but some police departments still use the controversial tactic, perhaps none more so than the Philadelphia PD. An ABC News analysis of arrests made in the city in 2018 found that "63% of people arrested for all crimes throughout the city were black; but about 85% of arrests for loitering and curfew violations were made against young black people."
Professor Andrew Leipold said, “Loitering statues have historically targeted the poor and have historically targeted minorities. The overlap makes it difficult to untangle, but minorities are nevertheless disproportionately affected.”
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