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Teach cops to see us as people, not types

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Last week’s front page story, “Minorities more likely to get tickets,” surprised no one.

Everyone knows that regardless of where we were born or how much money or education we’ve amassed, minorities — with our dark skin, kinky hair or almond-shaped eyes — attract unwarranted suspicion while driving or attempting to board a plane.

In the latest annual review of 2.4 million traffic stops by almost all police departments, the Illinois Department of Transportation found that minority drivers were involved in traffic stops at higher rates than proportionate for their percentage of the state’s population. And black and Latino drivers were more likely to end up with a ticket and have their vehicle searched than their white counterparts.

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