Marshall Project Originals
How to Cut Down on Searches in Traffic Stops: Legalize Pot
New data shows legalization leads to fewer encounters between cops and drivers, but racial disparities remain.
When Are You Too Stoned to Drive?
The question is trickier than you’d think for police, and the courts, to answer.
A Rural Sheriff Stares Down the Justice Department
In North Carolina case on racial profiling, U.S. suffers its first loss.
When ‘Broken Windows’ Meets Tinted Windows
In New York, darkened car windows lead to more police encounters than stop and frisk.
The Woman Who Spent Six Years Fighting a Traffic Stop
Getting caught in a speed trap in a small Louisiana town.
How the Supreme Court Made It Legal for Cops to Pull You Over for Just About Anything
Even hanging an air freshener.