Rep. Donna Bullock

Fifty thousand Americans are pulled over by police every day. More than 1.8 million drivers are pulled over every year in Pennsylvania. Traffic stops are the most common interaction Americans have with police and many end without incident. For Black drivers, stories from our loved ones and now cell phone videos of traffic stops reveal dangerous, systemic patterns of harassment and police violence.

Viral video after viral video, we witnessed what the studies tell us: Black drivers are more likely to be pulled over for pretextual stops, such as broken taillights or expired registration tags. Black drivers are more likely to be asked to step out of the car, more likely to have their car searched, more likely to be given a citation or violation, more likely to be detained and unfortunately, more likely…



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