Philadelphia bans all minor traffic stops… First city in USA… Decriminalizes ‘driving while black’…Tickets to be mailed instead…

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Philadelphia on Thursday approved legislation that will bar its police officers from pulling over drivers for low-level motor vehicle offenses like broken taillights.

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With a 14-2 vote, City Council passed the Driving Equality Bill, which details seven offenses — including improperly displayed registration or emission stickers — as “secondary violations” that cannot be the sole reason for police to pull over a driver. Instead, officers can issue citations for those infractions that will be mailed to drivers.

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The legislation will take effect 120 days after Mayor Kenney signs it, which he is expected to do in the coming days.

 

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