• Denai Cross

After Black Driver is Handcuffed and Arrested, VA. Prosecutor Says She Never Should Have Been Pulled

“This traffic stop,” said Claire Gastañaga, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia, “is a perfect illustration of why the General Assembly made it illegal for police to do a traffic stop for no taillights as a primary offense as of March 1, five days before this stop took place. The trooper unnecessarily escalated this situation in a circumstance in which a contributing factor clearly was the trooper’s own failure to show any empathy for why a Black woman might be afraid to stop for police late at night.” To learn more click here.

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