This Louisiana Town Runs Largely on Traffic Fines; If You Fight Your Ticket, the Mayor Is Your Judge
Fenton, population 226, brings in over $1 million per year through its mayor’s court, an unusual justice system in which the mayor can serve as judge even though he’s responsible for town finances. A new investigation explores the problems with this unconventional system.
Our America: To Combat Alleged Crime, One Town is Banning Walking and Biking at Night
Police and city officials in a small Lousiana town have banned biking and walking after 11 p.m., leaving some advocates concerned about government overreach and the law’s potential on marginalized communities.