He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
– The Declaration of Independence
Back in August, I asked for your help in pushing for municipal court reform.
Cities that abuse their police and courts destroy liberty:
* Abusive cities[ turn citizens against their police forces](https://hennessysview.com/2014/08/19/end-game-ferguson/) * Abusive cities sponge off the poor * Abusive cities operate debtor prisons * Abusive cities subvert respect for the law and the courts * Abusive cities[ demean and demoralize their citizens](https://hennessysview.