Members of the Missouri House come out against racial profiling by police after hearing personal testimony during debate. Representative Carson Ross of Blue Springs tells members his son-in-law has been stopped twice, handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car, while his car has been searched. Police found nothing. No record was kept. Ross says members of the black community call such searches stops for Driving While Black. The House approves a bill requiring police departments to record the race of people stopped and the hold seminars on how to treat minorities Critics contend the reports would NOT be truthful and the paperwork burdensome. Representative David Levin of St. Louis is among them; saying he agrees there’s a problem, but doesn’t believe the bill fixes it. The House has added amendments to the bill, so it will return to the Senate.



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