CHP Officer Sean Deise sits in his cruiser as he writes out a ticket for a window tint violation during a traffic stop at the Eastmont Town Center in East Oakland, CA Thursday March 7th, 2013. Oakland officials have approved funding to pay for California Highway Patrol officers to help Oakland Police in the city’s most troubled neighborhoods. (Photo: Michael Short, Special To The Chronicle)
By Bob Egelko
Posted: March 18, 2016
Updated: March 18, 2016 – 7:09pm
When U.S. Justice Department officials warned state courts this week that soaring financial penalties for low-level wrongdoing might be damaging people’s lives, they could have had Mariah Robinson in mind.
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