Does driver’s race influence traffic stops? State police say no

Carter Foster
Carter Foster

Getting pulled over by a state trooper has nothing to do with race, according to Michigan State Police who says its data proves it.
Posted on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, by Aileen Wingblad.

Troopers conducted 460,446 traffic stops in 2017, and the percentage of drivers who are members of a particular race or ethnicity "corresponds closely" to 2016 United States Census data of the state's population, the MSP reports.

Whites, for example, accounted for 74.6 percent of traffic stops, nearly mirroring that ethnic group's 75.4 percent of the population.

Some disparities exist, however – the largest being data reported for Asians, which make up 3.1 percent of the population but accounted for just 0.8 percent of traffic stops. For Hispanic or Latinos, which make up 5 percent of the population, they accounted for just 1.9 percent of traffic stops. For blacks or African Americans, which make up 14.2 percent of the population, traffic stops for that ethnic group totaled 16.8 percent.
Huh, well isn't that funny? Asians get pulled over more while Hispanics even get pulled over even less… Don't lefties love to claim cops over patrol Black neighborhoods, causing their high crime rates? Well, would you look at that, Asians get pulled over more than Blacks and Hispanics… Must mean that Asians have a high crime rate due to all that over patrolling Oh wait…

One category lists the driver's race or ethnicity as "unknown," which accounted for 5.6 percent of traffic stops or 25,619.

The reported numbers:
• American Indian and Alaska Native - Traffic Stops: 1,369; Percent of Traffic Stops: 0.2%, Percent of Population: 0.7%

• Asian - Traffic Stops: 3,612; Percent of Traffic Stops: 0.8%; Percent of Population: 3.1%

• Black or African American - Traffic Stops: 77,563; Percent of Traffic Stops: 16.9 %; Percent of Population: 14.2%

• Hispanic or Latino - Traffic Stops: 8,617; Percent of Traffic Stops: 1.9%; Percent of Population: 5%

• Unknown - Traffic Stops: 25,619; Percent of Traffic Stops: 5.6 %; Percent of Population: n/a

• Two or more races - n/a; Percentage of Traffic Stops: n/a; Percent of Population: 2.4 %

• White - 343,666 traffic stops; Percentage of Traffic Stops: 74.6%; Percent of Population: 75.4%

Source:
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Evan Sullivan
Evan Sullivan

Correction:
Disregard comment: Huh, well isn't that funny? Asians get pulled over more while Hispanics even get pulled over even less…"
I, OP, had read some of the stats wrong, as I've been up late and jumped the gun. Both Asians and Hispanics are under under represented in being pulled over while Blacks and Whites are proportional to their population representation.

Wyatt Reed
Wyatt Reed

460,446 traffic stops in 2017
Population of Michigan 9,962,311. Hovering right around 5% of the MI population being pulled over by "just" the State Troopers.
A quick search found estimated $120-150 Million in revenue from traffic violations in MI.
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Q) Where are States, Counties, and Cities (and the Fed) going to to get the BILLIONS in lost revenue from Traffic/Moving Violations when cars drive themselves?
A) Raise Taxes?
Now watch the Moving Violation numbers start to ramp up in the next few years in anticipation of losing all that Revenue, so then Gov can cry "we have no money," when cars start to drive themselves.

Jaxon Cruz
Jaxon Cruz

During a day shift, cops don't routinely make car stops. Too busy going to other types of calls. During night shifts you can't tell what the fuck the race of the driver is. Stops are made for other types of vehicle behavior. (Even during daytime hours its hard to tell race before a stop.) Can't even tell gender, until you approach the driver's window most of the time. If you see a car doing something stupid or suspicious, you pull it over, because that's really all you can see.

If working a Hispanic area, Hispanics are often stopped. Black area, same. White area durrr I wonder. This whole race concept is a meme.

Noah Morales
Noah Morales

I always thought that "driving while black" was just another version of "dindu nuffin."

Hudson Watson
Hudson Watson

You have to have a car to get pulled over which is why spics don’t - they take the bus.
Niggers commit 50% of the crime so it justifies why they would be getting pulled over more.

Cameron Anderson
Cameron Anderson

Asian - Traffic Stops: 3,612; Percent of Traffic Stops: 0.8%; Percent of Population: 3.1%
The question begging to be asked is, why isn't this number much, much higher?

Noah Gutierrez
Noah Gutierrez

Because the Gooks might try to eat the K-9 unit's dog. No reason to put a follow officer at such risk.

Gabriel Thompson
Gabriel Thompson

we have no money," when cars start to drive themselves.
they'll find some other way to rob us
or maybe we will have shot them all by then, who knows

Jordan Perez
Jordan Perez

You're not very likely to get pulled over for driving too slowly.And from what a lot of asians I know have stated, they play off the "shitty-driver" stereotype knowing they'll get away.

Thomas Long
Thomas Long

They are preaching to the birds. Nigs don't care about statistics

Parker Lewis
Parker Lewis

single, huge light on roof
sideways "stop" sign on hood
That's one comical looking police car. What's the deal with the stop sign anyway?

Nolan Campbell
Nolan Campbell

Michigan State Police likes to keep their livery the way it was back in the old days. The illuminated STOP sign on the hood was originally used for redirecting traffic, but it's mostly just for aesthetic now.

Cameron Reed
Cameron Reed

kek heartily
thx user

Logan Cruz
Logan Cruz

Nogs also take the bus too, there's a reason why public transport stops working at 9:30pm.

Robert Lee
Robert Lee

This reminds me of those good o'l time when we used to do border duty.

2 niggers are on a bicycle when they get a flat…. they sit on the side of the road and a freightliner appears in the distance.

The driver decides to give them a break and offer them a lift. He says "You can't sit with me in the cab but you can climb in the back, i'm transporting a shipment of bowling balls in the back but you can take your bike and sit on top of it all.".

The parties agree and the truckers crosses the border. Upon approaching the border, the trucker is stopped by the border patrol. The agent goes ahead and inspects the shipment. He freaks out and calls in to his HQ.

Bravo two fiver - this is Bravo two, we have a shipment of nigger eggs! two have hatched and one has already stolen a bicycle!

Lucas Kelly
Lucas Kelly

sorry for bad english and earlobe spacing.

Connor Lee
Connor Lee

Of course it doesn't influence the stops. It only influences how much more they are going to fuck you once they see you're a shitskin. Grace and lenience and lessons learned are lost on non-whites. kek

Tyler Cooper
Tyler Cooper

This reminds me of those good old times when we used to be free from reddit.

Bentley Fisher
Bentley Fisher

If the data is correct then it can only be explained by one thing: police are, due to political pressure, ignoring crime stats and randomly stopping anyone, including those from groups with very low offender rates.
This ignoring of probability and "street sense" is grossly inefficient and expensive wasteful misapplication of resources because a randomly stopped black is vastly more likely to give a "hit" than a randomly stopped White or Asian.
The police in the UK have been forced into a similar pattern of behavior following a government inquiry into imbalance in "stop and search" rates - they found that the majority of those randomly stopped in London were black and concluded that this represents "institutional racism", despite Blacks being responsible for the majority of street crimes in London.
The left would have cops completely ignore statistical probability, street sense and their gut instinct, all in the name of achieving equality of outcome.
The reason that unhindered cops stop niggers proportionally more often is that niggers are proportionally more criminal and it's an efficient use of resources.

William Collins
William Collins

Kek'd

Jason Jenkins
Jason Jenkins

be me
leaving friends house
drive around in ghetto because I didn't want to go home yet
get pulled over by state boys
whoops forgot to put my license in the new wallet I got
get immediately put in handcuffs
cops search my car and find 2 adderall I bought in my cigarette box
put in back of cop car
get let go
get charged with felony drug possession 5 months later
okay this is fucking gay
drop a grand on a lawyer and get it thrown out of court
what a load of bullshit that was

Liam Roberts
Liam Roberts

be me

user, I…

Andrew Morgan
Andrew Morgan

be you looking for a nigger whore
get busted for being a dumbass

thanks dumbass user ,i laughed