The trouble with traffic stops

Law | Multiple studies point to racial disparities in policing across the U.S.
by Jenny Rough
Posted 7/02/20, 04:57 pm

Prosecutor Tom Kidd was working for the city of Dayton, Ohio, when he observed a troubling pattern in the cases that crossed his desk. “I noticed there were a lot of turn signal violations,” Kidd says. Police officers were issuing the minor traffic infractions in only one region of the city, a predominantly black area. No white, middle-class drivers were being pulled over for turn signal violations.

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Mississippi removes Confederate symbol from state flag

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/29/20, 03:54 am

State lawmakers from both sides of the aisle hugged one another and spectators cheered on Sunday after the House and Senate voted to replace the last U.S. state flag that displayed the Confederate battle emblem. The design adopted by white supremacist legislators more than a century ago came under criticism amid the recent protests against racial injustice. Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, said the flag will lose its official status once he signs the bill into law this week.

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Black lives matter: The slogan vs. the organization

Race Issues | The group’s beliefs work against the goal of protecting black lives
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/26/20, 03:49 pm

Black lives matter, but on several grounds Christians should not support the organization known as Black Lives Matter (BLM). Here’s one of them: BLM declares on its website, “We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking.”

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