Scott Johnson at Power Line published an article yesterday about some research done after the ‘driving while black’ controversy of the 1990’s. It seems there was some research done a few years ago that proved that ‘driving while black’ did not make someone more likely to be stopped–but exceeding the speed limit did!
The article reports:
According to the study commissioned by the New Jersey Attorney General (and leaked to The New York Times), blacks make up 16 percent of the drivers on the turnpike, and 25 percent of the speeders in the 65-mph zones, where profiling complaints are most common.
They speed twice as much as whites, and speed at reckless levels even more. Yet blacks are stopped less than their speeding behavior would predict — 23 percent of all stops.
The devastation wrought by this study to the anti-police agenda is catastrophic. It turns out that the police stop blacks more for speeding because they speed more. Race has nothing to do with it….
The article goes on the chronicle the request that this study and the follow-up studies be released. Please follow the link to Power LIne to read the entire story. Meanwhile, don’t hold your breath waiting for the study to be released.