On pretext traffic stops and the Bellingham Police Department / Facebook post, Sj Robson

Still frame from Bellingham Police Perspective Project YouTube video / 20E1: Race Policing & Defunding the Police, showing BPD officer Jon Knutsen talking with BPD’s then-Deputy Chief Flo Simon about race

April 18, 2021 Sandy Robson

Last Friday, the Whatcom Democrats Facebook page posted an April 15, 2021, article published by Vox, titled “Daunte Wright and the grim financial incentive behind traffic stops.”

The subtitle underneath the article’s headline reads: “How pretext traffic stops fund police departments — and put Black drivers in danger.”

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