Alabama Takes From the Poor and Gives to the Rich

How fines and fees trap people in a kind of penury from which they may never escape.

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Can You Drive Alone in the H.O.V. Lane if You’re Pregnant? A Post-Roe Quandary.

A woman in Texas said that, under the state’s abortion ban, she and her fetus qualified for the car pool lane. The argument could go well beyond driving.

#abortion, #in-vitro-fertilization, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #texas, #traffic-and-parking-violations

The Driver, the Officer and the Deadly Traffic Stop in Grand Rapids

Patrick Lyoya’s path begins in central Africa, Christopher Schurr’s in Michigan. They cross on a rainy spring morning, in an encounter over a license plate. One ends with a bullet.

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NYC’s Alternate-Side Parking Ritual Is Back. Cue the Outrage.

New York City says that drivers will have to move their cars twice a week again so that dirty streets can be swept clean.

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Cities Try to Turn the Tide on Police Traffic Stops

Chiefs, prosecutors and lawmakers are rethinking the value, and the harm, of minor traffic stops like the one that ended in a man’s death in Grand Rapids.

#black-people, #law-and-legislation, #los-angeles-calif, #philadelphia-pa, #pittsburgh-pa, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #search-and-seizure, #seattle-wash, #traffic-and-parking-violations

New Prosecutors Are Reopening Old Cases Against Police Officers

District attorneys around the country are investigating officers in cases their predecessors had handled, raising the ire of police unions that say it undermines public safety.

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When the Police Kill Without Cause

A Times investigation sheds light on an unjust practice.

#civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #local-government, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #traffic-and-parking-violations

How Police Justify Killings at Traffic Stops: ‘The Car Was a Weapon’

A Times investigation into a common defense for shooting motorists found that some officers had put themselves in danger. Others appeared to face no peril at all.

#phenix-city-ala, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #traffic-and-parking-violations

Why Many Police Traffic Stops Turn Deadly

Officers, trained to presume danger, have reacted with outsize aggression. For hundreds of unarmed drivers, the consequences have been fatal.

#deaths-fatalities, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #united-states

Pulled Over: What to Know About Deadly Police Traffic Stops

A New York Times investigation examines why traffic stops can escalate into fatal encounters and how hidden financial incentives increase the risks. This is what we found.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #deaths-fatalities, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #traffic-and-parking-violations

The Demand for Money Behind Many Police Traffic Stops

Busted taillights, missing plates, tinted windows: Across the U.S., ticket revenue funds towns — and the police responsible for finding violations.

#conflicts-of-interest, #fines-penalties, #ohio, #oklahoma, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #virginia

“Why Have Traffic Deaths Surged In N.Y.C.?”

Traffic deaths have surged this year to their highest level in nearly a decade. Officials blame an excess of reckless driving, but critics say the city has failed to make streets safer.

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Why Police Can Stop Drivers With Air Fresheners Hanging in Their Cars

A majority of states have laws making it illegal to hang anything from a rearview mirror that obscures a driver’s view. But critics say the laws are often used as pretexts.

#racial-profiling, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #wright-daunte-d-2021

Daunte Wright’s Death Is a Call to End Armed Traffic Stops

Automated technology and unarmed monitors could do most of the job more efficiently and more safely.

#black-people, #minorities, #police, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #wright-daunte-d-2021

Two Ex-Deputies Face Manslaughter Charges in Black Man’s Death in Texas

The former Williamson County deputies were indicted on charges that they repeatedly shot Javier Ambler with a Taser during a traffic stop despite his pleas that he could not breathe.

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Amazon Expands in N.Y.C. as Pandemic Sends Shoppers Online

The e-commerce giant added at least nine new warehouses in the city over the past year as 2.4 million packages a day strained the nation’s largest urban delivery system.

#amazon-com-inc, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #new-york-city, #shopping-and-retail, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc

Plastic Surgeon Attends Video Traffic Court From Operating Room

California’s Medical Board started an investigation after Dr. Scott Green reported for the hearing on Zoom while in scrubs and with a patient on the operating table.

#california, #green-scott, #plastic-surgery, #sacramento-calif, #surgery-and-surgeons, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

Can Prosecutors Be Taught to Avoid Jail Sentences?

At least 60 district attorneys have come to see incarceration as destructive, racist, expensive and ineffective. But can they persuade their own staffs?

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N.Y.C. Wants Some Normalcy? Fine. Alternate Side Parking Is Back.

In the pandemic, drivers got a two-month reprieve from moving their cars for street sweepers. Now the city has decided to clean things up.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #parking, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-and-parking-violations

Cycle of Arrests Leads Woman to Jail at a Dangerous Time

After failing to appear in court on traffic and other charges, a pregnant woman was detained overnight at a Montgomery, Ala., jail, where a coronavirus outbreak has occurred.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #davis-diamond, #fines-penalties, #montgomery-ala, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #traffic-and-parking-violations

New York Streets Are Nearly Empty, but Speeding Tickets Have Doubled

As the pandemic drastically reduces traffic, some drivers are taking advantage of open streets to speed and drag race.

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