Charlie Buttrey

March 30, 2019

A Stanford University study appears to have quantified what most of us in the criminal justice system have long suspected from anecdotal evidence: there is racial disparity in the way law enforcement conducts traffic stops.

The study covered 100 million traffic stops, and found that African-American and Latino drivers were stopped significantly more often than white drivers. Peculiarly, illegal contraband (such as guns or drugs) was found in 36 percent of the searches of white drivers, compared with 32 percent of African-American drivers, and 26 for Latinos.

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