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In Ferguson's shadow, two lawsuits focus on inequalities
In Ferguson's shadow, two lawsuits focus on inequalities

The St. Louis area first faced outrage in the streets after the police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Now, discontent has moved to the courts — and the issues have little to do with the police use of force. A pair of lawsuits filed in state and federal courts Thursday both deal with alleged inequalities raised during months of protests. One lawsuit, filed against 13 St. Louis County municipalities by Missouri Atty. Gen. Chris Koster, charges that cities are engaged in overzealous traffic ticketing, actions that have infuriated the largely black community. The other lawsuit, filed in federal court by the American Civil Liberties Union, alleges that a north St....

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