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North Charleston reaches $6.5 million settlement with family of Walter Scott

NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina — The family of the late Walter Scott and the city of North Charleston, South Carolina, have reached a $6.5 million settlement. The North Charleston City Council approved the settlement on Thursday night. Scott was fatally shot on April 4 by former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager after being pulled Read More…

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Criminalizing poverty becomes big business for government

The recent U.S. Department of Justice report on police and court practices in Ferguson, Missouri put a much-needed spotlight on how a predatory system of enforcement of minor misdemeanors and compounding fines can trap low-income people in a never-ending cycle of debt, poverty and jail. This included outrageous fines for minor infractions such as failing Read More…