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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) September 17, 2015 – House vote sends bill back to Senate that would curb caps on city revenue from tickets. The Missouri House on April 22 voted overwhelmingly in favor of municipal court reforms that would significantly curtail the amount of revenue that cities in St. Louis County can raise from traffic citations. The measure, which House Speaker John Diehl, R-Town and Country, said would curb “predatory practices when it comes to raising revenue,” was proposed in the wake of national publicity over the county’s court system in connection with a Ferguson, Missouri, police […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) July 10, 2015 – Attorney general’s findings show greater disparity in 2014 than 2013 and largest in 15 years. On June 1, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s office released its annual report, and its most prominent finding was the fact that in 2014 black motorists were 75 percent more likely than whites to be stopped by police. That figure is not only an increase from the previous year but also the highest since the state began recording such data in 2000, when the statistical disparity came in at 31 percent. Koster’s office cautioned that […]


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