Saturday, June 27, 2015

'It's all about the money:' Iraq War veteran ends up homeless after $25 traffic ticket spirals to $4,000

  • Casey Campbell, an Iraq War veteran, ended up homeless after a $25 traffic ticket grew into thousands due to various fees 
  • Critics are calling California's traffic citation system a money-making scam that targets minorities and low-income residents 
  • The state's Judicial Council approved a new rule allowing drivers to appear in court to challenge their ticket without having to pay a fine first
  • Governor Jerry Brown called the traffic court system a 'hellhole of desperation' for the poor 

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