News Story (California)
May 4, 2017
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Tags: Court Debt, Driver's license suspension, Minorities: Racial/Ethnic
Organizations mentioned/involved: Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR)
The group’s report, Paying More for Being Poor: Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System, says the fines and fees can create devastating financial hardship for low-income Californians. The punitive approach often includes driver’s license suspension, which can prompt a cascade of problems, including job loss, deepening poverty and incarceration.