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Muahahaha! Ferguson judge withdraws all arrest warrants before 2015! "BLM" FTW?

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posted on Aug, 25 2015 @ 01:58 PM

originally posted by: angeldoll
No matter who he was or what he had done, the fact remains an unarmed teenager was killed in the street. It's NOT okay. Not ever.

Forensics disagree with your statement,and ill believe evidence over witness testimony every time.

posted on Aug, 25 2015 @ 02:25 PM

edit on 25-8-2015 by Bone75 because: Nevermind. That was off topic and better suited for another thread

posted on Aug, 25 2015 @ 03:07 PM

edit on 25-8-2015 by RainyState because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 25 2015 @ 04:11 PM

originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: pfishy

I've seen numbers from 80% to in the 90s. It might depend, based on the year & category. I was trying to find out what percentage of revenue was coming from which demographic, but I couldn't find that either.

Though to be fair, warrants shouldn't be lined up with a district's racial makeup but with the frequency of crimes. And the fact that their system was proven to target the African American community while giving reprieves for the white citizens is quite damning.

Also, remember, this is the district that was changing court dates without informing the citizens. And closing the doors to the courtrooms early, so citizens would be locked out & still seen as missing their court dates. The corruption is/was mind boggling.

dont you have any government stats or something instead of guesstimation?

posted on Aug, 25 2015 @ 04:15 PM
So......a judge decides to leave criminals on the street and that's a victory?

Cool. Hope BLM don't start complaining when the cops just let them fend for themselves .....

The idiocy and short sightedness of the BLM is so glaring it's almost become a caricature of itself lol

posted on Aug, 25 2015 @ 05:32 PM
here it is. I was wondering when a BLM thread was going to crop up today.

cant wait to see ignorance get denied [or encouraged] here

edit on 25-8-2015 by odzeandennz because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 25 2015 @ 05:59 PM

originally posted by: iDope
a reply to: enlightenedservant

Go figure the newly appointed judge in this case (June) is a black man.

Maybe he has decided black crime doesn't matter. although I doubt all the tickets, etc issued were really necessary for anything but padding revenue.

posted on Aug, 25 2015 @ 09:51 PM
a reply to: enlightenedservant

So, what we have here is a judge who is tossing out all arrest warrants, no matter what the crime was that caused the warrants to be issued, and claiming that this is to "fix" racist issues that don't actually exist? The actual data does not show any racism, which other posters have proven. Your own claims that courts were closed early, you refuted yourself, in stating that they were claimed to have closed doors after court was scheduled to start. In other words, if you showed up late, you either didn't get in, or you paid an additional fine for being late. A court schedule is pretty plain, and if people habitually ignore it, that's their own fault. Two-thirds of the population of a town being searched twice as much is, as also pointed out already, simple numbers, not racism.

This is a political tactic, set up to not have criminals pay for their actions, excusing bad behavior, and blaming it on race, when the simple fact is that the real racial issue is being totally ignored. Anyone with sense still living in Ferguson needs to move. When none are left but those supporting this nonsense, we could then see hoe they all fare.

posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:06 AM
a reply to: enlightenedservant

Point 3 - can you link to source please?

I'm basing my reply that the above is correct. That's a large, nearly a 1/5 of the "income" needed to run the place. Any of us here likely to believe any governing body of being able to be responsible and not try to crowbar every last penny out of its populace?

My opinion would be hell yes and do we have a marginalised section of society that people don't care about?

posted on Aug, 26 2015 @ 10:10 AM
To clarify because some people I think missed it -

The judge withdrew all warrants prior to 2015. The judge did NOT dismiss those cases and they are still active and in the system. It allows the people to come to the court and deal with the PA with a clean slate instead of having warrants hanging over their heads.

If people refuse to comply then at some point down the road warrants can be reissued and we go from there.
edit on 26-8-2015 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 04:45 PM
Pretty eye=opening...

The 12 key highlights from the DOJ’s scathing Ferguson report

Population 21,000. And 16,000 people had outstanding warrants.

posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 08:10 PM
Lmmfao Thanks Your hilarious.

posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 01:45 PM
Here is the most likely reason the judge did what he did. The new law just went into effect in Missouri -

New laws affecting Missouri courts take effect

Senate Bill 5 goes into effect on Friday. Several provisions will affect the Springfield Municipal Court.

READ: Missouri Senate Bill 5

"The two biggest ones are provisions that prohibit a court from detaining or incarcerating people that owe fines," said Judge Todd Thornhill with the Springfield Municipal Court. "So therefore, in that situation when people owe money but don't come in and pay, or don't come in and tell us why our hands are tied."

Municipal court employees have been preparing for these new mandates to take effect for over a month.

Missouri Senate Bill 5 summary

"This is probably the biggest impact so far. We have started, over 30 days ago recalling all of the old warrants we had issued for people that had owed fines. The number of warrants we had recalled is around 5,400 warrants," said Thornhill.

The measure also repeals a 30-day grace period for people who fail to pay or fail to appear in court for minor traffic offenses. Now, under the new measure, if you don't take care of tickets on the date assigned, the court will send a request to the Department of Revenue to suspend your license. It won't be reinstated until you come in and take care of it.

"Before, the grace period gave people an opportunity to take care of business without automatically being subject to being arrested,” added Thornhill. “Now, they will be subjected to being arrested for failing to appear on a minor traffic violation which seems arguably to have the opposite affect than what was intended but that's what we are stuck with."

Another main focus of the bill is to prevent cities from making too much money off of traffic fines. The legislation reduces the cap on the maximum amount of revenue cities can collect from traffic fines in one year from 30% down to 20%. The law was prompted by the fatal police shooting in Ferguson last summer. Residents there said using police to collect revenue through traffic fines adds to the mistrust of law enforcement.

"In Springfield the amount of revenue collected through the municipal court on all tickets, not just traffic tickets is around 1% or less of the entire city's budget so we aren't even in the realm of the 20% that Senate Bill 5 enacted.

It prohibits courts from being able to detain / incarcerate people who have not paid their fines. Total warrants recalled from just the city of Springfield is over 5k.

The second law reduces the percentage a city can use in their budget from fines. It has been reduced from 30% to 20%.

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