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Driving While Black

VICE News investigates claims of racial profiling in traffic stops by police in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

A new report from Seton Hall Law School Center for Policy & Research has found that in the majority-white municipality of Bloomfield, New Jersey, nearly 80 percent of traffic tickets are issued to African American and Latino drivers.

The report also found that most tickets were issued to non-resident minority drivers passing through town, suggesting a "de facto border patrol" policing policy is in effect.

The Bloomfield Police Department — which has begun collecting data on the race of drivers in traffic stops as of January 2016 — rejects the report's findings.

VICE News reports on Seton Hall's methodology and on the experience of minority drivers in Bloomfield.

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