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.
LAPD Officer Punched 60-year-old Black Man in Chest, Collapsed His Lung during December Arrest
Chief Moore told the Police Commission that Earl Roots had been hospitalized "due to a complaint of having asthma."
How Four Black Advocates Are Charting a Path to a More Inclusive Bike Community
Streetsblog talked to four Black bike advocates in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and the Twin Cities to get a snapshot of how they're fighting to overcome challenges and expand the vision for what a Black cycling community could look like.
LAPD Traffic Safety PSA Scolds Pedestrian for Getting Hit by Red Light Runner
It’s National Traffic Safety Awareness Month! Which apparently means it’s time for LAPD – one of the lead implementing agencies for L.A.’s Vision Zero program – to recycle last year’s misguided pedestrian safety PSA.
Guest Column: License Suspensions Are Devastating — And They Aren’t Making Our Roads Safer
"The drivers most at risk of losing their license for debt are the ones least able to pay, not the ones most likely to drive dangerously."
How Some Traffic Fines and Fees Can Make Our Roads More Dangerous
A new book explores why America's revenue-focused approach to traffic policing isn't making streets safer, while harming the vulnerable people who get caught in its trap.
LAPD Chief Gives Report on Sergeant’s Drive-by Shooting of Unarmed Vet
The drive-by was ruled out of policy. But the findings in the case were neither as critical nor as punitive as they could have been.