The 21st Show

Racial Disparities In Traffic Stops


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Police departments in Illinois have had to report racial and ethnic information about traffic stops for nearly two decades since a law passed by a former State Sen. Barack Obama. Years later, inequities persist. We talked about it with a culture and diversity reporter, an attorney at the ACLU, and the president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund.


Natalie Pierre 

Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Reporter, The State Journal-Register

Rachel Murphy

Staff attorney, ACLU of Illinois

Thomas Saenz

President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund



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