Kate Rabinowitz is a data fellow at ProPublica. She previously worked as an economist at the U.S. Treasury Department and founded a data journalism website about Washington, D.C. Kate co-organizes Code for DC and Tech Lady Hackathon. She has master’s and bachelor’s degrees in economics from Boston University.
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The city’s population is 29 percent black, but black pedestrians received 55 percent of the pedestrian tickets issued from 2012 to July 2017. Looking at each type of ticket issued reveals even bigger disparities.
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