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January 2023 - Episode 10

Reasonable Suspicion: The Case of Lance Rodriguez

In 2014, Lance Rodriguez was riding a bike around Queens, New York, when he was stopped by police.

Whether you know it or not, a very different legal precedent has been established for when police stop bike riders, versus when they stop drivers in motor vehicles.

Stopping and searching cyclists is just one way that Black and Brown Americans have had their mobility arrested. Today, we’re breaking down the arguments for why cyclists should have the same protection from police stops as people in cars.


bicycle and police car
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