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Top Stories: Attorney General Loretta Lynch Visits Dallas; Court Fines And Fees Trap Kids

Christopher Connelly / KERA News
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and U.S. Attorney John Parker at Sunset High School in Dallas.

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch was at Sunset High School in Dallas to hold a youth forum with students. She says strengthening the relationship between police and communities is among her top priorities.

  Other stories this afternoon:

  • A new report says the high cost of court fines and fees can pull juvenile offenders into a downward spiral. The study finds that young people who can’t afford the court costs often face incarceration or extended probation. Alex Piquero is a criminologist with the University of Texas at Dallas and was involved with the research. 

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