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The racial disparities of traffic stops

Data from the 2018 book "Suspect Citizens" shows that African Americans are typically much more likely than white people to be pulled over at traffic stops. In North Carolina, they are stopped twice as often and searched four times more than white people, despite the latter being more likely to be found with contraband items. After the high-profile deaths of Philando Castile, Walter Scott and Sandra Bland, who all died after being pulled over by police, Michelle Miller examines the troubling trend and racism behind policing minor offenses.


Sandra Bland's sisters talk new documentary

A new HBO documentary, "Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland," examines the story of a woman arrested in July 2015 after a minor traffic violation in Texas. Three days later, the 28-year-old was found hanging in a jail cell. Though ruled a suicide, questions surrounding the circumstances of her death and disturbing video of her arrest sparked allegations of a racially-motivated murder and nationwide protests. Michelle Miller speaks with Bland's sisters, Shante Needham and Sharon Cooper, about their sister's legacy and the documentary.

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