Brickbat: Relying on Guesswork


Daniil Peshkov /

A new California law requires law enforcement officers to record the age, gender, sexual orientation, and race of anyone they stop. The catch? They can't ask the person any questions about those characteristics and they can't use the person's driver's license or any other documents to gather that information. They can only go by their perceptions. The law is aimed at curbing racial or other types of profiling.