Broken Bench In Tiny Courts of N.Y., Abuses of Law and Power – New York Times

Serious things happen in these little courtrooms all over New York State. People have been sent to jail without a guilty plea or a trial, or tossed from their homes without a proper proceeding. In violation of the law, defendants have been refused lawyers, or sentenced to weeks in jail because they cannot pay a fine. Frightened women have been denied protection from abuse.

… and its happening right here in Cattaraugus County New York

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