L’Esperance was at the pre­sen­ta­tion of a new North­eastern Uni­ver­sity study that exam­ined troopers’ responses to traffic stops between July 2010 and June 2011. The analysis of nearly 50,000 stops showed the vast majority of dri­vers who were pulled over were white: more than 95 per­cent of the total number of traffic stops. That’s log­ical in a mostly-​​white state.

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