The tables below link to 25-page blocks of documents from the New Jersey Racial Profiling Archive. These 91,000 pages of documents were released to the public on Monday, November 27th, 2000 by the Office of the Attorney General of the New Jersey Department of Public Safety, and have been the subject of intensive scrutiny and media coverage since then. DRCNet's only modifications have been to: 1) redact (mark over) certain names and identifying information, in cases where we felt that Internet distribution would present privacy issues; and 2) divide up the documents into (mainly) 25-page blocks and lower the resolution to 150 dpi for space and download time concerns. This redistribution of public documents was neither requested nor opposed by the Attorney General.
The documents linked below are in PDF format. If your browser doesn't recognized them, you'll need to download and install the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Because the Attorney General's office provided the documents in the form of graphical scans of whole pages, the files are fairly large, each one at least a few hundred megabytes, even at the lower resolution. Hence, they may take a few minutes to download, especially if you are using a conventional modem. We hope to provide descriptions of the content of individual files in the near future, as well as text OCRs in order to reduce download times.
With regard to the aforementioned redaction of certain names, addresses and other identifying information, we have used our best judgment on a case by case basis, striving to protect individual privacy, but without unnecessarily deleting information that is already extremely likely to be discussed publicly. If you spot places where you feel we should have marked out personal information but didn't, or where we did remove names and you think we didn't need to, or if you individually have a legitimate need to see an unaltered page, please write us at [email protected], and we will take your comments or request into consideration.
The archive is divided into 11 sections, the list and descriptions of which were provided by the Attorney General's office. We hope to provide further information to guide readers to interesting content within the archive, and will do so as time and resources permit. If you would like to provide information to help with this process, please write to us at [email protected]. We will post occasional announcements relating to this archive in our free, weekly, online drug policy newsletter. We hope you will subscribe to keep in touch with this and other drug war issues.
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00001 - 6339
Documents representative of this grouping include correspondence and interoffice memoranda from individuals within the Department of Law & Public Safety.
00001 - 002842
Documents representative of this grouping include correspondence, memoranda, reports to and from the New Jersey State Police and other government agencies.
00001 - 000903
Documents representative of this grouping include newsletters, journal articles and bulletins from other agencies.
00001 - 000697
Documents representative of this grouping include newspaper articles, operational plans and citizen complaints.
00001 - 2234
Documents representative of this grouping include investigation statistics, DWI arrests, consent to search statistics and race code stop reports.
00001 - 000548
Documents representative of this grouping include citizens' complaints and Advisory Board Findings.
00001 - 001184
Documents representative of this grouping include stop data and Staff Inspection Unit-Trooper Transaction Reports from the Troop D Turnpike Audit.
00001 - 005088
Documents representative of this grouping include New Jersey State Police lesson plans, Academy orders, gang training materials, and Drug Interdiction Training Unit (DITU) checklists.
00001 - 002810
Documents representative of this grouping include the New Jersey State Policy's Standard Operating Procedures and related change notices.
00001 - 008417
Documents representative of this grouping include correspondence with the U.S. Department of Justice.
AL 00001 - 037935
AL+ 00001 - 021500
Documents representative of this grouping include radio logs; trooper daily, weekly and monthly activity logs and cycle activity reports.
conversions are continuing over the next few days, and additional sections
will be linked from here as they become available. The remaining sections
include: Other Relevant Documents (OR), Statistics (ST), Troop D Audit
(D), Training (T), Standard Operating Procedures (SO), Department of
Justice (DOJ), and Activity Logs (AL & AL+). All of these sections
except for the Activity Logs will be posted here by the end of this
weekend, and Activity Logs will be made available as soon as time and
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