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New York’s Ferguson Problem – New Report

New York’s Ferguson Problem – New Report

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NEW REPORT: “This paper explains the urgent need to end New York’s reliance on fines and fees revenue by ending legal system fees—beginning with the elimination of the mandatory surcharge, a fee attached to every conviction including traffic tickets. Courts across the state do not waive or reduce these fees, regardless of one’s ability to pay. The result is a regressive, racialized tax that systematically punishes poverty and promotes unaccountable state and local government.”