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A report from Seton Hall Law School Center for Policy & Research has found that in the majority-white municipality of Bloomfield, New Jersey, nearly 80 percent of traffic tickets are issued to African American and Latino drivers.

The report also found that most tickets were issued to non-resident minority drivers passing through town, suggesting a “de facto border patrol” policing policy is in effect.

The Bloomfield Police Department — which has begun collecting data on the race of drivers in traffic stops as of January 2016 — rejects the report’s findings.

Jason Castle is a councilman-at-large for the Township of Teaneck, New Jersey. In 2012, Castle was detained by New Jersey state troopers near Englewood after he pulled over to change the settings on his car’s GPS. His warrant stated that he had refused a breathalyzer test. Eight months later, Castle’s charges were dismissed when the state failed to supply evidence of an offense or provide him with a speedy trial. VICE News sat down with Castle to hear why he believes he was mistreated and denied his rights by law enforcement.

Read “Driving While Black: Cops Target Minority Drivers in This Mostly White New Jersey Town” – http://bit.ly/1QlaDDW

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Driving While Black in New Jersey

A new report from Seton Hall Law School Center for Policy & Research has found that in the majority-white municipality of Bloomfield, New Jersey, nearly 80 percent of traffic tickets are issued to African American and Latino drivers.

The report also found that most tickets were issued to non-resident minority drivers passing through town, suggesting a “de facto border patrol” policing policy is in effect.

The Bloomfield Police Department — which has begun collecting data on the race of drivers in traffic stops as of January 2016 — rejects the report’s findings.

VICE News reports on Seton Hall’s methodology and on the experience of minority drivers in Bloomfield.

Please note that in this video, Lakisha Finkelstein’s name was misspelled as Latisha Finkelstein.

Read the report, “Racial Profiling Report: Bloomfield Police and Bloomfield Municipal Court” – http://bit.ly/20vowHc

Read “NYPD Cops Who Arrested Black Mailman Have History of Alleged Civil Rights Violations” – http://bit.ly/1S144IG

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A forthcoming report conducted by law students from Seton Hall University concludes that racial profiling and targeting of non-residents in traffic stops is occurring in Bloomfield, a majority-white municipality which borders Newark, New Jersey. While the study found that a disproportionate number of black and Latino drivers, most of whom were passing through town, were issued tickets in October 2015, the Bloomfield Police Department maintains that race is not a factor.

VICE News reports from Bloomfield, New Jersey.

Read – “Obama Outlines Criminal Justice Reform Plan After Year of Police Killings and Protests” – http://bit.ly/1S45Xn7

Read – “The NYPD Makes 20,000 Misdemeanor Arrests Monthly — And It’s Costing the City $400 Million a Year” – http://bit.ly/1VqZJDd

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