Arch City Defenders continues the work of ending practices exposed in the DOJ Report, Ferguson Commission Report and countless investigative news pieces. Black faces in high places of the Ferguson Commission used it as a stepping stone, moved on to bigger & better and are completely MIA. They are not fighting for black people, they’re fighting for the Democrat Party and NPIC. Meanwhile,
“The City of Edmundson ran its courts and police department like a debtors’ prison, over-ticketing poor black people and using the terror of jail to squeeze them for high fines and fees, according to a lawsuit.
The class-action suit was filed today by lawyers from ArchCity Defenders and Arnold & Porter on behalf of people who have spent years locked in a maze-like municipal court system.
“If private parties had created and implemented this scheme, enforced it by threatening and imposing indefinite incarceration, and milked poor families of millions of dollars, the law would punish them as extortionists and racketeers, and the community would take steps to prevent them from exploiting the most vulnerable of its members,” reads the fiery introduction of the suit.
Tiny Edmundson, population 830, covers less than a quarter mile of land adjacent to St. Louis Lambert International Airport, but its court still collected more than $2.2 million in revenue between 2012 and 2016, according to state records. “
Edmundson Ran Debtors’ Prison, ‘Extorting’ Poor Black Residents, Lawsuit Says
The City of Edmundson ran its courts and police department like a debtors’ prison, over-ticketing poor black people and using the terror of jail to…