North Carolina ACLU wants racial profiling victims to come forward

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina chapter of the Americans of American Civil Liberties Union is asking motorists who believe they are the victims of racial profiling by police officers to come forward and tell their stories.

The request is prompted by a 2012 study released by a UNC-Chapel Hill professor analyzing data recorded from more than 13 million traffic stops in the state.

The study reported that Latinos are 96 percent more likely than whites to have their vehicles searched during a traffic stop, while blacks are 77 percent more likely to be searched than whites.

The ACLU has posted a form on its web site,, asking victims of racial profiling to document their experiences to help lobby state legislators or, if necessary, to file lawsuits.

Credit: The Associated Press.

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