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Resource ID: #23517
Subject: Nonprofits
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Date: 12/16/07-12/18/07

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Some police departments in the Philadelphia area have been recording some of the highest arrest rates in American for minor offenses. These towns are mostly white, and the high number of arrests are made up overwhelmingly of African Americans. Legal experts say some of the arrests are unconstitutional. Furthermore, the towns with the highest arrest rates have actually seen crime go up, not down.

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