Washington Post: How Fines and Fees Snowball into Financial Hardships

August 12, 2021

by John D. Hardin

August 6, 2021

Parking, traffic tickets snowball into financial hardships

Traffic and parking tickets are issued more often in Black neighborhoods than White ones, according to D.C. data analyzed by The Washington Post. Advocates for changing the District’s fees and fines system say the disparities criminalize poverty.

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