The U.S. Justice Department issued rules Monday that expand restrictions on racial and other forms of profiling by federal law enforcement officers.
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Attorney General Chris Koster presents the 2009 Vehicle Stop Report, which gives demographic information on drivers pulled over by police, at a press conference at The Old Post Office in downtown St. Louis. Results from a 10th annual state report that analyzes racial trends in traffic stops found that blacks are 70 percent more likely to be pulled over by police than whites - and that the likelihood has consistently grown since the study's inception.
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President Barack Obama should have stopped himself from wading in when asked at his press conference last week about the arrest of his friend, Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. Admitting he was short on facts, Obama plunged ahead. ...Read More »