139In March 2015, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) reported that the city of Ferguson, Missouri had been operating a “predatory system of government.” Police were acting as street-level enforcers for a program that used fines and fees to extract resources from poor communities of color and deliver them to municipal coffers. Black residents made up 90 percent of those ticketed for public safety violations and, with the city averaging three warrants per household, fines and fees became almost-universal experiences for poor, black residents.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Rethinking Neoliberalism|
|Subtitle of host publication||Resisting the Disciplinary Regime|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|