Black Motorists Still Harassed by Police Despite Whites Being More Likely to Have Guns and Drugs

A New York Times study of tens of thousands of traffic stops in Greensboro, North Carolina – a racially diverse city of 280,000 and the third largest in the state – found dramatic racial differences in police conduct.

Further, the Times learned that these disparities were common across North Carolina, which collects the most data in the nation on traffic stops. Disparities were found in six other states that compile comprehensive traffic stop data.

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