(TargetLiberty.org) – Starting Wednesday, July 1, every time cops in Virginia make a traffic stop they have to ask the driver a series of race-based questions. The new law which passed in the state legislature in March by the Democrat majority is supposed to find out if some ethnic groups are being disproportionately targeted for traffic stops.
Police officers in Virginia must now record a driver's race during traffic stops so the commonwealth can track whether groups are disproportionately stopped by different departments. https://t.co/QeMsfcVJ3P
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) July 2, 2020
The so-called “Community Policing Act” makes it illegal for police to use race-based profiling, and the questions are designed to check if that’s taking place. Now, cops will have to ask every driver they stop about their race, ethnicity and gender. They’ll also have to record the reason for the stop, where it took place, any searches or arrests that resulted and whether they issued a warning or caution.
This information will be submitted by all police departments and stored in a statewide database. Police departments are now issuing public guidance to prepare drivers for the new questions.
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