From [HERE] Driving while black in Missouri is becoming an even more perilous proposition.
Two years after the NAACP issued a travel advisory warning black motorists of the potential problems with traveling through Missouri, a new report finds that in 2018, black drivers in Missouri were 91% more likely to be pulled over than white motorists. The number was 75% in 2016 and 69% in 2015. [MORE]
The Kansas City Star states, “Our state has long had an abysmal record on racial disparities in vehicle stops, but Missouri keeps finding ways to regress further, the latest annual report released by Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office shows.”
The ACLU has called on the Missouri legislature and Gov. Mike Parson to support the Fourth Amendment Affirmation Act to move beyond data collection to actually requiring consequences for officers who engage in racial profiling.
The above is not entirely accurate about the travel advisory. NAACP’s travel warning was issued after Missouri’s racist suspect, Republican Governor Eric Greitens approved a measure that required people to explicitly prove their race, sex or other protected status actually motivated their boss or colleague to mistreat them to win an employment discrimination case. [MORE] The ill conceived “warning” was more symbolic politics designed only for appearances by the “Negro Anglo-American Corporate Preserve” [follow the money trail] and had no impact on the state, the governor’s future or changing the behavior of racists. In fact, racists in Missouri were probably happier that less Black people might come through the state.
The above article discusses the potential remedy by state law. However, racial targeting or unlawful stops, searches and seizures are also actionable violations of the 4th Amendment. The Supreme Court has ruled that the stop of a moving vehicle is clearly a seizure within the meaning of the 4th Amendment. A motorist has the general right to be free from arbitrary State intrusion on his freedom of movement in an automobile. The Supremes have explained 'the citizen who has given no good cause for believing he is engaged in (criminal) activity is entitled to proceed on his way without interference.’ The legitimacy of a stop of a motor vehicle requires the government to prove that a police officer had a reasonable and articulable suspicion that the motorist had been or was engaged in unlawful activity. 'The police officer must be able to point to specific and articulable facts which, taken together with rational inferences from those facts, reasonably warrant that intrusion. . . vehicles cannot be stopped in officers' unrestricted discretion; there must be at least reasonable suspicion that suspects have violated the law.
But people who are awake know better.
In reality, race soldiers so frequently abuse their power that no one can make a compelling argument that so-called constitutional rights afford Black & Latino people any real protection from cops on the street. Black & Latino men especially face an omnipresent threat of being stopped and searched by cops without legal cause anytime, anyplace.
Your “writes” are just words on paper. Your “rights” exist on the thought standard - you have rights if a police officer thinks you have rights. Such rights then dwell in a “consensus reality” - “a movie comprising belief, expectation and the magic of agreeing. 2) an aggrieved upon hallucination.” [con-sense-us]
As explained by undeceiver Dr. Amos Wilson: "Laws in and of themselves will not protect us; laws are words written on paper; laws protect no one. Laws are no stronger than those who enforce them."
The only thing upholding the 4th Amendment is your belief in it. According to Dr. Blynd:
rights - fantasmatic or fictitious objects having no reality in actuality by those imagining as an identity being in possession of them. Rights are cultural gratuities perceived through various fantasy frames, recognized, and sometimes even created, by man's system of law to provide a modicum or pretense of civility under a system whereby their very undermining and violation is vouchsafed. [MORE]