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Driving While Black: Big Problem in West Virginia

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Lawmakers in West Virginia commissioned a Division of Criminal Justice study to determine if Black and Hispanic drivers are more likely to be pulled over than Whites, according to the Associated Press. The study was based on 301,479 traffic stops that occurred in West Virginia between 2007 and 2008 and concludes that although 94 percent of the drivers stopped were white, Black and Latinos were pulled over 1.5 more times than White drivers which resulted in an arrest, a citation or being searched.—WLW

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