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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Race Disparity Seen During Traffic Stops

Black, Hispanic and white motorists are equally likely to be pulled over by police, but blacks and Hispanics are much more likely to be searched, handcuffed, arrested and subjected to force or the threat of it, a Justice Department study has found. Is anyone surprised by this study?

The study was completed last April and posted on the agency's Web site after Bush administration officials disagreed over whether a press release should mention the racial disparities.
According to Conyers, the Department insisted that the factual conclusions regarding evidence of profiling be deleted.

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