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Thursday, August 27, 2015

A BLACK LIVES MATTER SUCCESS: FERGUSON JUDGE WITHDRAWS ARREST WARRANTS BEFORE 2015


After a year of sustained protests, after the resulting Department of Justice Investigation, changes are happening in Ferguson.



The municipal court judge in Ferguson, Missouri, in [August 2015] announced sweeping changes to the city's court system, including an order to withdraw all arrest warrants issued in that city before December 31, 2014.

Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin, who was appointed in June, also changed the conditions for pretrial release. According to a press release put out by Ferguson, all defendants will be given new court dates with alternative penalties like payment plans or community service.

Read & Hear More http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/24/us/ferguson-missouri-court-changes/