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Ferguson, traffic citations, and racism

Ferguson, traffic citations, and racism

March 6, 2015

It’s official: Ferguson, Missouri is making money off of racially biased traffic citations. The U.S. Department of Justice this week finished its civil rights investigation into the city’s police department and municipal court system, discovering the city’s police department used traffic enforcement to “systematically discriminate against minorities,” as AutoBlog reports. Police officer prejudice and crippling […]

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Missouri sues 13 suburbs over revenue from traffic fines

Missouri sues 13 suburbs over revenue from traffic fines

December 22, 2014

Thirteen suburbs that ring St. Louis, MO were sued by the state‚Äôs Attorney General last week. The lawsuits claimed that the local governments had breached a state law that requires them to report the percentage of revenue earned from fines for traffic violations. The law further seeks to stifle efforts to derive profit from fines […]

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