Suit Challenges Taking VA Drivers’ Licenses For Not Paying Fees

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After the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the U.S. Justice Department established that Missouri police departments were systematically issuing trivial fines and court costs against their poorest citizens to raise revenue for local government functions. Missouri was not alone in this, reports Slate. In Virginia, more than 900 people have lost their driver’s licenses because they couldn’t pay the court fees associated . . .

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