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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.
Advancing Racial Equity and Justice, Criminal Justice Reform, Policing, Race and Criminal Justice, Racial Equity and Community-Informed Policies+2 More
Vice President, Communications
Director, Federal Affairs
Senior Director, Safety and Justice Campaign; Director, State and Local Government Affairs
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.
Feb 10, 2023
Rachael Eisenberg, Brandon Tucker, Hadi Sedigh
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President, Color of Change
President and Director, Vera Institute of Justice
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