Extrajudicial Taxes: Police, Courts, City Admin (Missouri)

But in all the news coverage, protests, and resulting spin, there is one aspect of this story that, for several reasons, is worthy of a lot more attention before it’s forgotten: the outrageous use of policing as a city revenue stream.

Take a look at the video by Radley Balko and think how much money is extorted from the citizens, in this area of Missouri.  How many of the many other ‘municipalities’ run on police/tickets/fines/bench warrants?


via Some police revenue streams are more outrageous than others – Watchdog.org.