ACLU focuses on racial profiling
A law student who is a WV-ACLU intern makes the claim in a Charleston Gazette opinion piece.
June 30, 2009 ·
A recent study shows that minorities are much more likely to be pulled over and searched than whites in West Virginia.
After they're pulled over however, minorities and whites are charged with crimes at the same rate -- suggesting police may be engaging in racial profiling.
It's the subject of an op-ed piece in the Charleston Gazette by Matthew Bova, a law student at Pace University in New York and a summer intern with the West Virginia ACLU.
He's teaching minority motorists to know their rights, and says police need to examine their own practices.