MO Sup Crt strikes part of law intended to protect minorities from unfair police action and revenue collection

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The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday knocked down parts of a law intended to protect minorities from unfair police action and revenue collection in Ferguson and the rest of St. Louis County.

The law, known as SB5, came into effect after the Department of Justice found that the county’s municipal court system had a revenue collection model that promoted police abuse of minorities. The DOJ’s investigation occurred in response to the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown.

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