🛑 Why Police Stops Have ... Stopped ... in Minneapolis
Apologies for the delay
But Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing threw me for a loop yesterday. As I shared with my law students yesterday on LinkedIn:
She was my hero and my inspiration and a huge reason I became a civil rights lawyer.To all my law students, know this: she was the best among us. A consummate professional. A brilliant legal mind. A champion for the downtrodden, for those without power. A courageous woman in a time when that courage was often a career liability. A dissenter.Be just a bit like her and you’ll end up changing our country and the world, for the better.She fought a painful disease for so long. For us. I will miss Ruth Bader Ginsburg so much.
Protests over police brutality sparked by the killing of George Floyd continue across the United States, even though they have abated somewhat.
But interestingly enough, a look at the policing data shows that the number of traffic stops made by police officers have dropped sharply.
Moreover, the drop in traffic stops in June was f…