Judicial system overload?
When people are stressed, the number of domestic abuse incidents rises. More people get involved in selling drugs to make money. Some are stretched so thin and can't afford basic needs that they start writing bad checks.
"So many crimes are financially motivated," Becker County public defender Nancy Bowman said. "Economic times are forcing people into committing crimes."
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