An astute reader sent us a link to an El Diario article.
The article tells us that the city is being sued by the Texas Civil Rights Project.
Evidently our city put 34,000 people in jail last year because they could not pay 25% of their traffic fine.
The article gives the example of a mother of two children who spent ten days in jail last year because of her inability to pay her traffic fine.
The city is evidently required to provide options before jailing someone.
For my part, if I ignore the violation of our Constitution, I wonder about the cost of this practice.
For the Spanish challenged here is a link to the page through google translate:
Mouse over the text to get the original Spanish.
We deserve better