8 Alerts From the KANSAS Tag


How Policing for Profit can lead to a Debtors’ Prisons: NMA E-Newsletter #429

Alexander City, Alabama has agreed to give $680,000 to nearly 200 people who were jailed because they were too poor to pay their court fines. The suit filed in September 2015 by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) claimed that the town ran “a modern-day debtors prison.” Indigent debtors served time in the municipal jail […]

NMA E-Newsletter: #305: T’row de Bum(s) Out!

By Gary Biller, NMA President Popular lore has it that the phrase “throw the bums out” originated during the 1941 World Series when the New York Yankees faced off against the Brooklyn Dodgers. A man supposedly walked into a bar—stop us if you’ve heard this one before—in Brooklyn in the midst of the games and […]

NMA E-Newsletter #263: School Bus Cameras—The Latest Safety Fraud

The good news is that the tide is turning against red-light cameras. Camera operators have been plagued by scandal, mismanagement and public backlash. As a result, the number of cities employing red-light cameras has dropped from 700 in 2011 to 500 today—a 28 percent decrease. The bad news is that the camera companies have found […]

NMA E-Newsletter #159: Another Case of Quantity over Quality

Residents in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Virginia, and Wyoming should be ashamed of themselves. Why? They simply haven’t passed enough traffic safety laws, according to a report from the Advocates for Highway and A…

NMA Kansas Alert: Speed Bill Still Alive in Legislature

After failing to get out of a Senate committee, a proposal to increase the speed limit in Kansas is still alive, but with serious complications. (See Kansas City Star online article from March 23rd.) For the second time, the Kansas House has passe…