This dive into the PPD's stop-and-frisk data story peels back layers of a very nuanced onion - Generocity Philly

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Aug. 8, 2016 10:44 am

This dive into the PPD’s stop-and-frisk data story peels back layers of a very nuanced onion

Under the El in Kensington.

(Photo by Flickr user Simon, used under a Creative Commons license)

This past spring, the Philadelphia Police Department released stop-and-frisk data. But it wasn’t just a bunch of raw numbers. It was contextual. It was a narrative.

But it was only law enforcement’s side of the narrative.

We took a very brief look ourselves when the data was first released in April, followed by a much more in-depth piece from sister-site Technical.ly Philly.

Now, Technical.ly has taken another look at the stories that police data dump didn’t tell.

Read the full story

“The police’s marriage of narrative and data will hopefully encourage more honest public dialogue,” writes contributor Max Marin, “so long as people keep asking questions.”

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