Op Ed: One ticket shouldn’t cost you your license

By Christopher Gergen and Frederick Mayer We’ve all done it. We’re in a hurry or are just not paying attention, and we drive over the speed limit. If we’re unlucky, we get caught. For most of us, a speeding ticket is not a disaster, but it can quickly turn into…

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In Durham, Bail for the Rich, Jail for the Poor

Judge Doretta Walker sounds upbeat as she runs through the docket in the small courtroom at the Durham County Detention Facility. Men and women making their first appearances file onto a bench, their backs pressed against glass that separates them from vacant rows where bail agents, family members, and observers…

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