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Whren v. United States

  • By: David A. Mackey
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Among the issues present in this case is the concern with police encounters with citizens of interest that may be viewed as pretextual in nature. The petitioners in Whren v. United States contend that the police stop for a relatively minor ...

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