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USA Today set out to discover if the racially lopsided arrest statistics in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by a police officer, were an anomaly. Sadly, no: A fascinating new report reveals a racial gap in arrest stats in many locations across the country, including at least twenty in Colorado.
Westword broke out USA Today‘s Colorado numbers and ranked the twenty agencies according to how many blacks were arrested per 1,000 residents — and the results are startling. Check them out here, and to see the complete USA Today piece, click here.