If you are the victim of racial profiling, someone once said, you better hope you have a pound of marijuana in the trunk of your car–because of the marijuana, you will get a lawyer and a decent chance to be vindicated.
But, what if you just get a ticket and no lawyer…what then? The fallout continues from Florida “walking while black” series. The Jacksonville state attorney last week issued a directive educating local police officials about the state’s pedestrian statutes, which have been enforced, a media investigation concluded, in a racially disparate fashion for years. Local officials immediately called for a suspension of the enforcement of those laws.
The article is here: ProPublica