House Judiciary Committee Passes Bill Aimed at Racial Profiling
Rigsby, Deborah, Nation's Cities Weekly
The Traffic Stops and Statistics Act, H.R. 1443, was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee last Wednesday during a markup session covering legislation on racial profiling, takings, and proposed funding for the Department of Justice.
H.R. 1443 was introduced by Representative John Conyers (D-MI) last year to address repeated complaints of racial profiling by motorists across the nation where several traffic stops by police are prompted by race rather than other legitimate reasons.
While the legislation only calls for the gathering of statistical data to determine how widespread racial profiling has become, it is a hopeful precursor of some …
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Publication information: Article title: House Judiciary Committee Passes Bill Aimed at Racial Profiling. Contributors: Rigsby, Deborah - Author. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 23. Issue: 9 Publication date: March 6, 2000. Page number: 5. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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