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'Biking while black' story about Tampa bike ticket program to be featured on Today Show

UPDATE: NBC announced later Friday that because of breaking news, the segment about Tampa bicycle tickets will be postponed to a later date.

TAMPA — NBC's Today Show on Saturday morning will feature a Tampa Bay Times report from the spring that revealed Tampa police were disproportionately issuing bike tickets to people in poor, black neighborhoods.

Tune in at 7:20 a.m. to see an interview with one of the reporters who revealed the discrepancy. The segment will also provide an overview of the investigation and the public outrage that followed.

The original Times story published in April and revealed that 79 percent of bike tickets were issued to black residents, even though the same demographic only makes up about a quarter of the city's population.

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