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San Francisco Police Have Been Categorizing All Asian Arrests as “Chinese” – MMXLII

San Francisco Police Have Been Categorizing All Asian Arrests as “Chinese”

We hear plenty of negative stories on the Oakland police force but it looks like it’s not that much better on the other side of the “Bridge” either.  Until the month of September of this year there were only 4 racial classifications for arrests: White, Black, Other and Chinese.  This can’t bode well for data collection on crime for the Latino and Asian communities.  Head over to Angry Asian Man, they have more details.  The question now becomes how does this resonate with not only the Chinese communities but the different Asian communities in San Francisco and how does this affect relationships between those communities and the police?  Though it’s fixed now how does that misinformation affect views of Chinese people in San Francisco up to this point?

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