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Senate approves racial profiling bill

May 11, 2000
By: Laetitia Thompson
State Capital Bureau

A bill prohibiting police stops based on race is just one vote away from the governor's desk.

Laetitia Thompson has more from the state capitol.

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The Senate passed a proposal requiring police to record the age, race and gender of every person they pull over.

St. Louis Senator Wayne Goode deflected opposition from rural senators who worried increased administration costs for the police could become a burden.

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Contents: GOODE SAYS HE HAS NOT HAD ONE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SAY THIS IS A BURDEN.

Goode says he has instead received numerous calls from blacks claiming racial profiling happens all the time.

The House has one day to approve the bill and send it on to the governor for final consideration.

From Jefferson City, I'm Laetitia Thompson.