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Fri Apr 16, 2021, 09:29 PM

Get police out of the business of traffic stops

By TJ Grayson and James Forman Jr.
March 16, 2021


Many of the deaths garnering media attention in recent years resulted from armed police officers enforcing traffic violations, even minor ones. A Minnesota police officer pulled over Philando Castile for a broken taillight, then fired seven shots at him. A Texas state trooper stopped Sandra Bland for not signaling when she changed lanes. Three days later, she was dead in a jail cell. According to a Washington Post database, about 11 percent of all fatal shootings by police in 2015 occurred during traffic stops; Black people accounted for a disproportionate share of those deaths.



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sciencescience Apr 2021 OP
demigoddess Apr 2021 #1

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Fri Apr 16, 2021, 10:08 PM

1. amen!! I have been thinking on these small crimes that end up deadly,, why don't the cops

just write down the license plate and send them a fine they can pay by mail or paypal or something like that??? Nobody killed and they still have the fine money coming in. Win-win.

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