Do You Know Why I Stopped You? The Future of Traffic Stops in a Post-Heien World
30 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2015
Date Written: December 19, 2014
This Comment analyzes the Supreme Court's recent decision in Heien v. North Carolina in light of the current events in Ferguson, MO and Staten Island, NY. It suggests that the expansion of police discretion with respect to traffic stops will disproportionately affect minorities and thereby further add to the civil unrest due to racial disparity in treatment by the police.
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