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Wisconsin to gather input on racial profiling rules

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State justice officials want to hear from the public on a new rule that calls for police to collect racial data during traffic stops.

Beginning in January 2011, all Wisconsin police will have to collect data to determine whether they stop minorities too often. The Office of Justice Assistance and the Traffic Stop Data Collection Advisory Committee are preparing an administrative rule to set up the data collection.

The committee will hold listening sessions in La Crosse on Nov. 11, Green Bay on Nov. 12 and Milwaukee on Nov. 18. It also plans to hold six more sessions in northern Wisconsin on Dec. 1 and in southeastern Wisconsin on Dec. 3.

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