NBC 5 Chicago published a story on ACLU of Illinois's recent report on racial discrimination in traffic stops. Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation broke down consent vehicle searches by ethnicity and the ACLU found that Hispanics and African Americans were much more likely to be searched.
It 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 article also quotes legal counsel Adam Schwartz, saying that the figures are "troubling" and the situation "must be addressed."
Read the article here.