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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Members of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment release recommendations for municipal court reforms. They
gathered outside the office of St. Louis County Executive, Steven Stenger in Clayton, Monday afternoon. Organizers said the traffic bench
warrant system is a vicious cycle that affects African-Americans the most.

"These are not courts of law.  These are predatory collection agencies on the backs of people of color." said Jeff Ordower of Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment.

The group said it is not looking for anyone to escape responsibility,  but to pay a fine according to a person's income or perform community service.

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