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SEP 05, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Groups oppose using traffic stops to fight crime

DETROIT (AP) — Several civil rights groups have united in opposition to any plans by Detroit police to indiscriminately stop and frisk people as the city tries to lower its violent crime rate, which is among the nation's highest. The Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, American Civil Liberties Union, Council on American-Islamic Relations and others told reporters at a Thursday news conference that a plan proposed by consultants to Detroit police amounts to racial profiling and would mirror the New York Police Department's stop and frisk policy. Overall crime in the city was down in ... Read More

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