"There were a total of 10,216 traffic tickets issued in McKinney between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. For the two-year period, African Americans were ticketed at 4.77 percent above their population of 10.5 percent within the city, while whites were ticketed at 6.86 percent below.
"Every racial group except for African Americans were ticketed below their respective population representation, according to data provided by McKinney. African Americans were 2.27 times more likely to receive a warrant than their white counterparts overall. Hispanics were 1.4 times more likely to receive a warrant than whites.
"Together, all minority groups received 44.8 percent of warrants issued in the two-year period while only making up 33.9 percent of the population, revealing an astonishing 10.9 percent disparity. For white residents, the story is exactly the opposite. They make up about 55 percent of all warrants issued — about 20 percent below their population. Another way to think about it is that minorities are in general 1.73 times more likely to have a warrant issued after getting a ticket than a white person.
"McKinney is a Republican stronghold based in overwhelmingly conservative, Tea Party friendly Collin County. McKinney has helped elect Republican Sam Johnson to Texas’ 3rd Congressional District nine times since 1991, and is the home of Texas’ current Attorney General Ken Paxton, who was reelected 5 five times in Texas’ House District 70. Attorney General Paxton was endorsed by just about every major Tea Party, pro-life, gun rights, and law enforcement organization in the area and across the state.
"So to many in North Texas, it’s not a stretch to believe that McKinney’s city government would function in such a way in relation to minorities and women. In fact, it appears to be the rule around these parts, not the exception."