A report issued by ArchCity Defenders notes that in Ferguson municipal court’s 36 three-hour sessions in 2013, the court handled 12,108 cases and 24,532 warrants. That is an average of 1.5 cases and three warrants per household. In a city of only 21,00o people, the Ferguson municipal court raked in a whopping $2,635,400 in fines and court fees from primarily targeting minorities in traffic stops.
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