Posts tagged "racial profiling"

Illinois inches closer to giving undocumented immigrants driver's licenses

Illinois inches closer to giving undocumented immigrants driver's licenses
Illinois has moved one step closer to approving provisional driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants. Some advocates are hailing the legislation, while others warn it could make it easier to target who is in this country without papers. The Senate voted 41-14 this week in favor of the bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to receive a... Read more »

How your car's air freshener can get you a ticket

Police in Illinois are expected to stop 38,000 drivers this year for having windshield obstructions, an increase of 91 percent since 2004, according to an analysis by the Chicago Tribune. Police can–and do–pull drivers over for anything police deem to “materially obstruct” a driver’s view. This means anything from handicapped placards to air fresheners. The... Read more »