Philadelphia is the first US city to ban minor traffic stops. The city says the goal is to prevent racial discrimination.
This is the first city in the country to pass a driver equality bill where police officers will be prohibited from pulling over drivers for low-level offenses. A broken tail light is used as an example of a minor offense. Would it be a minor offense if the broken tail light was the cause of a major accident?
The new Philadelphia ‘soft on crime’ policy follows the slippery slope of holding back when people shoplift. Cities like San Francisco are losing stores like Walgreens because the shoplifters grab what they want and leave.
America is dumbing down crime.
CBS Local reports that one councilmember spoke about the bill:
“I am grateful to my colleagues for voting to pass my Driving Equality bills, but more so, I am humbled by every person who told my office of the humiliation and trauma experienced in some of these traffic stops. To many people who look like me, a traffic stop is a rite of passage – we pick out cars, we determine routes, we plan our social interactions around the fact that it is likely that we will be pulled over by police. By removing the traffic stops that promote discrimination rather than public safety, City Council has made our streets safer and more equitable. With this vote, I breathe a sigh of relief that my sons and my friends’ children will grow up in a city where being pulled over is not a rite of passage but a measure of the safety of your driving and vehicle, regardless of the skin color of the driver.”
Many minor traffic stops have helped catch criminals. This is a huge mistake.
Law and order doesn’t live in the liberal world. That’s why leftist cities are crumbling with rampant crime.