Law Enforcement
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Racial Disparities In Traffic Stops

Police departments in Illinois have had to report racial and ethnic information about traffic stops for nearly two decades since a law passed by former State Sen. Barack Obama. But 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.

People hold Black Lives Matter flags at the intersection of Florence and Normandie Avenues, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Los Angeles, after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of George Floyd.
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A Conversation with Black Police Officers

It has been one year since a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man for 9 minutes, killing him. The widely circulated video of the incident sparked a summer of protests. The 21st spoke to three Black law enforcement officers about the calls for change in policing, and for greater racial justice following the murder of George Floyd.

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