Black men ‘have a legitimate reason to run from police’, US court rules

Black men running from police have a legitimate reason to do so, Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled.

Citing police data and a 2014 reporter by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which found black men were disproportionately likely to be stopped by police in Boston the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled. 
It threw out the 2011 gun conviction of Jimmy Warren after ruling they did not have a legitimate reason to stop him and the fact he ran away should not be used against him. The Independent 

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