Monday, July 08, 2019
SHOW-ME EXAMINATION OF MISSOURI 'DRIVING WHILE BLACK' AND CIVIC ASSET FORFEITURE COMING SOON TO KCMO!!!
A worthwhile discussion of police tactics connects concern from the African-American community to continued outcry from advocates for LIBERTY about procedures used by authorities.
Agree or not, it's a smart way to frame both issues that could inspire a consensus across communities.
RDN: House Special Committee to examine racial profiling, civil asset forfeiture in Missouri
State Rep. Shamed Dogan announced today that his Special Committee on Criminal Justice will hold public hearings in July and August to thoroughly examine the issues of racial profiling and civil asset forfeiture. Dogan said the committee will focus its fact finding efforts to examine the 2018 Vehicle Stops Report showing the largest racial disparity in vehicle stops in Missouri history — in which African-Americans were shown to be 91% more likely to be stopped than whites — as well as the report from Auditor Galloway showing that $9.1 million in cash and property was seized through the use of civil asset forfeiture in 2018 compared to $7.1 million in 2017, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Timbs v. Indiana restricting the use of forfeiture.
The Kansas City hearing will take place Thursday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. at the Robert J. Mohart Multi-Purpose Center, 3200 Wayne Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109.
Developing . . .