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New Virginia Law Mandates Police To Ask About Race During Traffic Stops

Justice is supposed to be blind, but now in Virginia identity politics is shaping how policing is done in the state.


License, registration, gender, sexual preference, political affiliation, and identifying race, please!

Just kidding…kind of. 

A new law goes into effect in Virginia on Wednesday, requiring officers to ask citizens about their race during routine traffic stops. 

WTOP News in DC brings us the story:

Under a new law that takes effect Wednesday, police officers across Virginia will be required to ask racial questions about the driver every time they make a traffic stop.

The law is called “The Community Policing Act” and was passed during the General Assembly’s legislative session in March.

It applies to sheriffs, local police officers and state police officers.

According to the bill’s sponsor, Del. Luke Torian, D-Prince William County, the legislation will help shed light on whether certain groups of people are being disproportionately targeted by police stops.

“The Community Policing Act prohibits law enforcement officers from engaging in bias-based profiling,” Torian said during the legislative session.



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