New Report Says Minorities Searched At Traffic Stops More Than Whites
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Last February, Hector Vaca was pulled over near Concord. The NODA resident said, "I just felt very insulted because I didn't think that could happen this day in age."
Suspected of speeding, the New York native was asked to get out of his Honda Accord,
Vaca's experience was something that North Carolina Advocates For Justice says is all too
The researchers reviewed 13 million traffic stops over the last 11 years. One of the report's major findings is that african americans were searched 250 percent more than white people following seat belt violations. The report also said african americans are searched 150 percent more than white people following a speed limit violation.
The North Carolina Attorney General's Office says it will examine the issue that North Carolina Advocates For Justice said are significant enough to warrant the formation of a special commission and that's something Vaca supports.
Vaca said, "If the community comes together, and our voices are heard we can push our
More than twelve years ago, the North Carolina Department of Justice began collecting