Philadelphia City Council voted 14-2 to approve the Driving Equality Bill, an ordinance prohibiting police from stopping drivers for minor traffic violations, which was signed into law by Democratic Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (Oct. 2021).
By Shayler Richmond
Across America, Black people are being shot and killed by the police at rates reaching higher than three times the rate white people are killed by police. Virginia became the first state to implement policy reducing police interaction with drivers in an attempt to combat the deathly inequalities law enforcement wages on Black and brown bodies, Mar. 2021.