No bus ticket? If you're black, get ready to face stiffer…

Unequal Justice
A study TriMet commissioned last year found no bias in the agency's fare-enforcement practices. And yet, an analysis of racial disparities for this…

Former chief justice: End to racial bias 'not there yet'

Unequal Justice
Ed Peterson, former Portland lawyer who led initial effort in judicial system 25 years ago, speaks out during unveiling of his official portrait at…

County DA looks at power of the prosecutor to reduce racial…

Unequal Justice
Tracing the causes of such disparities can be a complex exercise involving factors outside the criminal justice system.

A dream beaten, battered and bruised

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A police stop in Medford causes a cascade of troubles for Roberto Santana-Park.

Driving while brown

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Analysis shows Latinos in Oregon are disproportionately charged with various motor vehicle violations.

License to discriminate?

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The law was supposed to make Oregon compliant with the Feds. It failed.

Profiling questions lead to troubling complaints, liaison's…

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Concerns about Springfield police treatment of Latinos was met with resistance.

Supporters try again to require Oregon police to track who…

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If House Bill 2355 passes, state will join 19 other states that identify possible racial profiling by police.

Exclusion laws & poll taxes: Oregon's unquiet history of…

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'The relationship between blacks and the justice community has always been defined by the reality that police were assigned to keep the black…

Will it be different this time? Lawmakers try to break…

Unequal Justice
People who have been in the fight for decades warn that efforts to curb criminal justice disparities in Oregon have a history of falling short.

The high cost of being black in Multnomah County

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An analysis of court records shows African-American residents are charged and fined at higher rates than whites in Multnomah County.

The high cost of being black in Multnomah County

Unequal Justice
An analysis of court records shows African-American residents are charged and fined at higher rates than whites in Multnomah County.

About this project

Unequal Justice
Unequal Justice is a joint project of InvestigateWest and the Pamplin Media Group, made possible in part by a grant from the Fund for Investigative…

How we determined justice was unequal

Unequal Justice
Here's how we analyzed 5.8 million criminal and violation cases filed between January 2005 and June 2016

Moonlighting ex-reporter's work aids investigation

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Today's front-page series, Unequal Justice, would not have been possible without the moonlighting work of a county employee. And that's got some in…

Analysis of 5.5 million court records shows sweeping…

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Research shows that equal justice remains an elusive goal for the state's black and Latino residents.

Portland's racial history is rooted in conflict, disparity

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In 1945, members of the City Club of Portland discussed 'The Negro in Portland,' and heard a report by its committee on race relations.

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