Small Texas Towns Rake in Millions from Speeding Tickets

Small towns profit off speeding tickets. That’s how cities and police departments make money. In fact, if it weren’t for the municipal court cases created from speeding citations, there wouldn’t be a police department. Officials always argue that speeding laws are about safety. I think it’s possible that they started out that way, but it didn’t take long for city officials and cops to see how quickly they could make money from speeding laws. Then, cities and small towns started budgeting Read more […]

Cop Sues Police Department Over Unlawful Ticket Quotas

Next time a cop pulls you over for no apparent reason and asks you if you know why he pulled you over, maybe you should respond, “Because you’re trying to meet your quota?” Actually, don’t say that. They might get mad and arrest you for “assaulting a police officer” or “resisting arrest.” Quotas vary per police department. Of course, they don’t call them quotas. They don’t call them anything. That’s why no police department will acknowledge their existence. They’re sort Read more […]