14 May, 2006
These electrons are racist
ANPR is a roadside camera system which reads the registered number plates of passing vehicles and compares them against various databases for illegal status or associations, alerting police to "interesting" cases. It is intrisically colour blind. Yet 46% of resulting arrests in London were of Black people, while Blacks represent only(!?) 11% of the London population. OK, so there is higher concentration of Blacks in the inner city areas where these contraptions are concentrated, but even so they are still overrepresented by a factor of between two and three.
It will be interesting to see how Sir Ian "Diversity" Blair and his chums in the race industry explain this one away. Probably by withdrawing the ANPR cameras and relocating them to the few remaining "hideously white" suburbs.