CHICAGO - A new report released by the left-wing ACLU claims that their review of data collected by Illinois police during traffic stops shows racial bias.
According to the ACLU, the report suggests police are nearly twice as likely to ask blacks and Latino drivers to consent to vehicle searches during traffic stops than they are to ask whites. But white drivers are 49 percent more likely than blacks to have contraband found during such a search and 56 percent more likely when compared to Latinos.
The analysis is based on figures reported by law enforcement agencies during 2013 under the Illinois Traffic Stop Statistical Study Act.
Adam Schwartz, a paid employee of ACLU, says the figures are "troubling" and the situation "must be addressed."