Minneapolis Voted to Defund the Police. Now, Activists Want Cops Out of Transportation (Vision Zero Watch)

Black and East African drivers, he notes, were more likely to be pulled over for traffic violations than white drivers. People experiencing homelessness — who are also disproportionately people of color — are often arrested on public transportation, such as buses and the light rail. George Floyd, he adds, was also killed on a Minneapolis street.

Yet the city’s Vision Zero public transit infrastructure plan, which was adopted by the city council in December 2019 and is currently being vetted through a year-long community engagement process, calls for more traffic enforcement through both traffic police and cameras.