9 Nov 2021

Philadelphia Council Member Drafts New Legislation

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“That is not how I wanted to introduce my son to law enforcement…and the interaction, I just can’t take back,” said Philadelphia council member Isaiah Thomas. The memory of him being pulled over with his young child in the car and his own experiences as a black man are the reasons he has drafted new legislation banning officers pulling over drivers for minor traffic violations.

Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/11/08/1052957246/why-philadelphia-has-banned-low-level-traffic-stops