More TSSS Results
Police forces throughout Illinois much more often search, with permission, vehicles driven by African Americans and Hispanics than by whites, even though they more often find contraband -- such as drugs and guns -- in the cars driven by whites.
It is difficult to interpret those facts any way other than to conclude that the police, on the whole statewide, discriminate against black and Hispanic drivers.
Here's a clue for the ignoramuses running the Sun Times - the average driver cannot travel one-eighth of a mile without committing a traffic violation and that's being generous. Should an officers somewhere in this state feel the need to stop a car for any reason, they'll find it. Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it. Same goes for your rights.
We didn't spend our high school and college years smoking dope, drinking stolen beer and killing brain cells, therefore we have a better than rudimentary understanding of our rights. But rather than address that, the Sun Times advocates further restrictions on what is a pretty basic police tool. But then, this entire study was put forward by people who want to (A) create an entire division of government full of patronage hack jobs and (B) to reduce effective policing in Illinois.
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