All-White Spokane Police Department?
Posted by Arroyoribera on July 28, 2007
It would appear again that the Spokane Police Department is an all-white police force.
The photos on the Spokane Police Guild website point to that possibility (see slide show in prior entry at this same blogsite).
So does the new newsletter put out by Chief of Police Ann Kirkpatrick. Everyone portrayed, everyone commended, everyone awarded, everyone promoted is white.
One should not be surprised by this. Leaving aside the issue of the town’s history of blatant racism, it is one of the whitest per capita cities in the United States. In fact, per 1994 census data, it was the second whitest city per capita for all cities in the U.S. its size or larger. In other words, of all the cities in the U.S. the size of Spokane or larger, only Lincoln, Nebraska had fewer minorities per every hundred people than Spokane.