This only the latest example in where America is returning to a time when working people and the poor had no rights. This time it failed but the trend is clear. The corporations setting up a dictatorship in where labor will be mere servants to the capitalist class. And it is being achieved through a political system in where we tricked into thinking they speak for the people:
A judge has temporarily shut down what he called a “debtors prison” run by the municipal court of an Alabama city.
In an order filed Wednesday, Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Hub Harrington said the Harpersville Municipal Court was running a “judicially sanctioned extortion racket.”
Harrington wrote that the court’s actions repeatedly violated the constitutional rights of defendants that appeared before it. The judge found that if defendants weren’t able to immediately pay court-imposed fines and fees, they were trapped into paying several times the amount when their cases were turned over to a private probation company.