In Greensboro, these searches overwhelmingly target our black population.
"Under a written consent procedure, police must inform you that you have the right to refuse consent and that if you are waiving that right, you must do so in writing. ...Consent searches, like many things in the criminal justice system, are subject to implicit racial bias because discretion is involved when it comes to choosing which motorists get asked. There are some very concerning numbers about the racial disparity in Greensboro over who gets stopped and asked to have their cars searched. ...Despite contraband hits being roughly similar across the racial spectrum, black drivers are searched at more than double the rate of white drivers."
Nancy Vaughan, Sharon Hightower, Marikay Abuzuaiter, Nancy Hoffmann and Goldie Wells should not be reelected.
Greensboro's Search by Stop Cause; Black v. White.