Racial Profiling Still Pervasive In RI says ACLU Report

According to a new report from the ACLU released today, RI is doing a poor job combating racial profiling by police. 

 

 Earlier independent analyses of three years worth of traffic stops data from all police departments throughout the state uniformly found that African Americans and Latinos were much more likely to be stopped by police and much more likely to be searched once stopped, even though whites were more likely to be found with contraband.

 

Our legislature must do more to combat this problem.  Race and religion are not and should not be probable cause for a stop and search.