Group Tries to Rupture Racial Profiling
JEFFERSON CITY - A Missouri group is moving forward with their proposed amendment to the Missouri Constitution.
Citizens Against Racial Profiling proposed an amendment for the 2012 ballot. The group wants additional enforcement of racial profiling laws. Missouri law already requires the state to submit racial profiling reports, but the Citizens Against Racial Profiling wants more.
The changes include implementing a complaint process, placing corrective action to officers who break the law, and reporting traffic stops to the attorney general and governor.
According to a 2009 report, black people in Columbia were more likely to be pulled over than whites. The Citizens Against Racial Profiling wants to change that statistic.
The coalition needs 90 thousand signatures for the amendment to make it the 2012 ballot. To take a look at the amendment, click here.