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Opinion: Three Black leaders offer one practical solution to reduce police assaults on Black motorists
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Opinion: Three Black leaders offer one practical solution to reduce police assaults on Black motorists

Patrick Gaspard partners with Color of Change's Rashad Robinson and the Vera Institute of Justice's Nicholas Turner to discuss the dangers of traffic stops for Black motorists and to urge leaders at the federal, state, and local levels to seek solutions.

The Department of Justice announced last week that it will review the use of force by the Memphis Police Department. It also plans to examine the operations of specialized police units such as the one responsible for killing Tyre Nichols.

The decision by federal authorities to launch a probe into the events that led to Nichols’ killing is welcome news. We can’t afford to wait for the investigation’s results, however, to fix a problem that endangers Black lives every day: needless traffic stops.

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Authors

Patrick Gaspard

President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress

@patrickgaspard

Rashad Robinson

President, Color of Change

Nicholas Turner

President and Director, Vera Institute of Justice

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