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Faith leaders to prosecutor: End money-for-bail practice

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton. File photo AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cristina Fletes-Boutte, Pool)

Faith and civic leaders gathered Thursday to call on St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch to join his counterparts in other urban areas who have stopped requiring people accused of low-level crimes to post money for bail, saying the current system needlessly keeps many poor people behind bars because they can't afford the cost.

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