The St. Louis County court system and why it needs to change

How St. Louis County's Screwed-Up Court System Breeds Resentment Towards Po
How St. Louis County's Screwed-Up Court System Breeds Resentment Towards Po

The shooting of Michael Brown on August 9th initiated an uproar of unrest in Missouri and around the United States. While racial tensions were especially pronounced because of the Brown shooting, many believe there is a long-lasting legacy of racism and prejudice in the St. Louis judicial systems.

The poor and minority communities feel exploited as the courts are commonly the second highest source of revenue for the municipalities. Nothing but animosity has been achieved by the residents and the judicial system.

Threats and intimidation are used to collect expensive fines for petty misconducts. The overall impressions is that the courts are searching for trouble as a means of searching for revenue. With the attention of the nation, citizens are pleading for changes.

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