Good God what is this country coming to. These idiots don't pay parking and traffic tickets until they owe hundreds of dollars and then they squeal like stuck pigs when they get arrested saying they are poor and can't pay. Simple answer is don't park illegally and don't commit traffic violations. If they win this suit it means if you are poor you are above the law and can commit any minor offense you want without consequence. This is what generations on welfare does to people, they feel entitled.
"In a new challenge to police practices in Ferguson, Mo., a group of civil rights lawyers is suing the city over the way people are jailed when they fail to pay fines for traffic tickets and other minor offenses.
The lawsuit, filed Sunday night on the eve of the six-month anniversary of the police shooting of Michael Brown, alleges that the city violates the Constitution by jailing people without adequately considering whether they were indigent and, as a result, unable to pay.
The suit is filed on behalf of 11 plaintiffs who say they were too poor to pay but were then jailed sometimes for two weeks or more."
AND DOES ANYONE FEEL SORRY FOR THIS PERSON? Ever hear of personal responsibility????
"Just over a year ago, Tonya DeBerry was driving her 4-year-old grandson in her daughter-in-law's car. A St. Louis County police officer saw that the license plates were expired and pulled her over. He ran a background check and saw an arrest warrant for multiple unpaid traffic tickets in Ferguson. Among those old violations were tickets for driving with a suspended license lost for earlier unpaid tickets and driving with no registration, insurance or proof of inspection.
DeBerry was arrested and handcuffed in front of her grandson. After someone came to pick up the boy, she was taken to jail.
"Just traffic tickets. No criminal act. Nothing," says DeBerry, 52, who doesn't work and depends on a disability check and food stamps. "If you have the money, you would never go through that type of situation. If you don't have the money, it's jail, jail."
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