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Writer wants money back from St. Louis police

Ever get stopped by the police and wonder why? That happened eight years ago to a St. Louis area woman and mother of 10. One of her sons recently shared her story in the online magazine The Intercept. Juan Thompson says his mother was pulled over and told she was speeding. She wasn’t given a ticket but instead hauled off to jail because the arresting officer said there was an outstanding warrant on account of her failure six years earlier to appear in court for driving without a license. But it turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. But she still spent two nights in jail and was levied about $1000 in fines. We talk to Juan Thompson, a writer with The Intercept and a former WBEZ intern, about his mother’s story. (Flickr/Inventorchris)

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