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Traffic Enforcement, Fines, and Fees: A Community Conversation

Presenter(s): Fair Fines and Fees Coalition - Buffalo
Date: June 19, 2019, 6-8 pm
Traffic Enforcement, Fines, and Fees: A Community Conversation

Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library
1324 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14208


Buffalo drivers from majority-Black neighborhoods are four times more likely than drivers from majority-white neighborhoods to have their licenses suspended. People from mostly Black neighborhoods are eight times more likely to receive multiple tickets in a single traffic stop than folks who live in mostly white neighborhoods.

The Fair Fines and Fees Coalition invites you to share personal experiences with spiraling traffic debt along with a new coalition of local grassroots organizations who will provide data-driven context about the Buffalo Police Department’s aggressive traffic ticketing practices, and the devastating effects that it has on communities of color and the poor.

The meeting will give voice to individuals affected and an opportunity for experts to provide facts about traffic enforcement patterns in Buffalo and in New York State all in an effort to create solutions.

The event will take place on Wednesday, June 19 from 6pm to 8pm at the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library (1324 Jefferson Ave., 14208). 

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Check out the Facebook event page for more information.