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Thursday, May 31, 2007

MO blacks, Hispanics stopped at higher rate than whites

From The AP: An annual report on racial profiling during Missouri traffic stops continues to find that black drivers are pulled over at a higher rate than white drivers, and the gap is growing.

The report, released Thursday by the attorney general’s office, found black drivers were 57 percent more likely to be stopped than whites, and Hispanic drivers were 15 percent more likely to get pulled over than whites. A year earlier, blacks were 46 percent more likely to be stopped, and Hispanic drivers’ rate was comparable to white motorists.

UPDATE: Here's a link to the AG's report; his office is required by a state law to compile one.

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