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Profiling bill headed to the House

March 28, 2000
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau
Links: SB 1053

A "racial profiling" bill was given final approval by Missouri's Senate today/Tuesday. Aaron Cummins has the story from Jefferson City--

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The bill requires police officers to record the race of every person they stop.

Bill sponsor Wayne Goode says the bill won't stop cops from doing their job.

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Contents: Goode says pulling someone suspicious over is alright, as long as the suspicion is not racially based.

The bill passed by a 23-9 margin. Now on its way to House for further debate.

In Jefferson City, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.


A bill aimed at stopping racist cops is given final approval from the Missouri Senate. Aaron Cummins has the story from Jefferson City--

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The bill would require cops to record the race of every driver they stop along with the reason for the stop.

But, the bill only covers people of African, Asian, Hispanic, or Native American descent.

Senator Marvin Singleton says that's not fair.

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Contents: Singleton says if cops started pulling over Swedish people they'd have no protection under this law.

Singleton says an all-encompassing law would be better.

In Jefferson City, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.