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A Push for Traffic Stop Reform

A Push for Traffic Stop Reform

Update: 2022-04-252
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A Times investigation last year found that minor traffic stops in the United States were far more deadly than widely thought — in the previous five years, 400 unarmed motorists who were not under pursuit for any violent crime were killed by the police during such checks.

We look at the different efforts across the country to rethink the stops and at the pushback from opponents who say that restrictions on the practice could keep more guns and criminals on the streets.

Guest: David D. Kirkpatrick, an investigative reporter for The New York Times.

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GoatDuckHorseElf

Police do nothing more than take a report if my garage or car is broken into or stolen, but I risk dying if my taillight is out or my registration lapses because the officer is terrified. So stop petty traffic stops, how is that foolish? Wait, it's a huge source of revenue for departments. #PoliceBrutality

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