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Resource ID: #15691
Subject: Law Enforcement
Source: Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
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Date: 8-Apr-99

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The Newark, NJ Star-Ledger reports that amid mounting evidence that some state troopers target minority drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike, the Attorney General's Office released new statistics showing, for a second time, that three of four drivers arrested on the highway are minorities. Critics of the State Police have seized on the figures, saying they bolstered the arguments that troopers stop drivers on the Turnpike because of their skin color. The practice, known as racial profiling, has become a focal point of at least four investigations involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the state Attorney General's Office and the State Police itself.

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