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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:39 AM

Black drivers in Missouri are 91% more likely to be stopped than white drivers, a report finds

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Source: CNN.com

(CNN)Black drivers are 91% more likely than whites to be pulled over by police, a report from the Missouri Attorney General has found.

The disparity is the highest in the 19 years the vehicle stops report has been conducted, Scott Decker, one of the people who prepared the report, told CNN.
African Americans compose 10.9% of Missouri's driving age population, but 19.2% of all vehicle stops in 2018, according to the report released May 31.
The report examined 1,539,477 vehicle stops from 596 law enforcement agencies in the state.
People of other races -- including whites, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans -- were stopped at rates "well below" their portion of the driving-age population, the report said.

Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/11/us/missouri-traffic-stops-black-drivers-trnd/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-06-15T07%3A05%3A04&utm_source=twCNN&utm_term=link



You all know that this is a form of voter suppression as well, right?

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UncleTomsEvilBrother Jun 15 OP
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Response to UncleTomsEvilBrother (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:52 AM

1. It's Missouri. You're surprised its not higher?

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Response to UncleTomsEvilBrother (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:00 AM

2. Just wow. Rates of search and arrest are also higher, so for

sure the state of Missouri is bringing in illicit revenue this way. Predatory government issuing unjust tickets and other related fines on the citizenry, but very especially minorities, was a big part of what happened in Ferguson. Of course it criminalizes people who can't pay and also end up farther in debt, even forcing them to run.

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Response to UncleTomsEvilBrother (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:06 AM

3. No surprise. And some folks still think DWB is just an imaginary offense. WTF. n/t

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Response to UncleTomsEvilBrother (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:17 AM

4. This is hardly LBN

The story was posted in the Missouri Group days ago.

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Response to UncleTomsEvilBrother (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 12:06 PM

5. Shame!

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Response to UncleTomsEvilBrother (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 12:11 PM

6. I wonder if they counted the drivers they "stopped" with bullets.

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Response to UncleTomsEvilBrother (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 03:45 PM

7. k&r

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Response to UncleTomsEvilBrother (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 05:11 PM

8. K&R

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Response to UncleTomsEvilBrother (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:03 PM

9. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Way over 12 hours old when posted.

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