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Messenger: Missouri's top court executes scheme to fleece the poor; it must end
Mar 30, 2017 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)

The Missouri sheriff's badge comes in different shapes and sizes.

Some have five points, some six, even seven. They are gold and silver.

All of them reflect the polished power of the office.

As long as they've been elected, county sheriffs, particularly in rural America, have wielded the sort of influence that has other elected officials often currying their favor. More than anything else, this explains how a $3 fee to pad sheriffs' pensions in Missouri was applied to courts th

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