NEW JERSEYANS’ VIEWS OF THE STATE POLICE: A CONTRAST IN BLACK AND WHITE

Posted at 12:01 am May 17, 1998, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

While the overall job performance rating of the State Police is quite positive in New Jersey, there is a major racial divide among Garden State residents. Black and white New Jerseyans have such different views of troopers’ fairness in enforcement of the laws, evenhanded treatment of all drivers, judgment in deciding whom to pull over, and courteousness in dealing with stopped motorists, that the different races not only appear to be living in different states, but could be living on different planets.

 

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