April 1, 2016

The East Bay Community Law Clinic releases a report highlighting disparities on the road between Black and Latino communities and wealthier neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Across the country, low-income people who commit minor offenses are saddled with fines, fees and penalties that pile up, driving them deeper into poverty. What’s worse, they are jailed for nonpayment, increasing the risk of losing their jobs or their homes.”

The report includes interactive maps of the Bay Area, that indicate a correlation between areas with high drivers’ license suspension rates and low-income neighborhoods.

Read the full story here.

Stopped, Fined, Arrested: Racial Bias in Policing and Traffic Courts in California

Organizations mentioned/involved: East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)
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