San Francisco Program Aims To Make Smaller Fines More Fair For Poor

All Things Considered
By: Jeremy Dalmas
Published: April 13, 2017
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The abuse of traffic fines as a municipal revenue scheme endemic to the tensions that flared up in Ferguson have prompted jurisdictions like San Francisco to examine the fairness and impact of their fines on the poor. In this NPR story Judy Greene discusses her previous work on the topic and how a fairer fines structure can not only help the poor but can make it possible for government to capture a greater share of the fines they issue.