Tag Archives: Policing for Profit

Permalink to Policing for Profit Hits an All Time Low

Policing for Profit Hits an All Time Low

We are told that it is the job of the police to “To Serve and Protect”.  After watching the video below, it looks like they aim to “rake in the cash”. How do you feel about traps like this?  Is this right?

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Permalink to Could a federal bill end policing for profit?

Could a federal bill end policing for profit?

Policing for profit is a big problem in our criminal justice system.  Whether it’s traffic tickets or summary citations, the enforcement of many laws are in the interests of raising money instead of truly protecting the public. Although many policing agencies deny having a ticket quota, many have contact requirements. Whether proponents for static DUI checkpoints […]

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Do Police Really Care About “Public Safety” When It Comes to DUI?

Law enforcement is a money making endeavor.  There really is no doubt about it.  They use buzzwords like “public safety” but their actions and tactics tell a totally different story. The whole “War on DUI” exposes this fallacy.  Every weekend, police setup patrols targeting areas around popular bars and clubs.  People drive drunk. The police […]

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Permalink to If You Think the Police are Honest, Please Read This

If You Think the Police are Honest, Please Read This

A recent opinion piece in the New York Times deals with the question, “Are police officers honest?”  It is a fascinating and well researched piece: Why Police Lie Under Oath THOUSANDS of people plead guilty to crimes every year in the United States because they know that the odds of a jury’s believing their word […]

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Permalink to Permanent DUI Roadblocks

Permanent DUI Roadblocks

DUI checkpoints are becoming more and more popular with police departments across the country.  What is troubling is that now some lawmakers in Texas are arguing for permanent roadblocks to combat the drunk driving problem. SAPD asks state for DWI checkpoints AUSTIN — Citing a troubled culture that fuels drunken driving, a San Antonio Police […]

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Prisons for Profit- Looking to Grow by Acquiring New “Customers”

We have touched on the issue of policing for a profit before: DUI Policing for Profit Explained. This concept is growing further in its reach and more dangerous in its effects.  The issue is spreading because politicians and lawmakers don’t seem to have a problem with it and many actually benefit from it. Now even […]

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Cops Planted Drugs on People to Meet Arrest Quotas

More disturbing reports out of NYC where narcotics police are being investigated for making false arrests to meet quotas: We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former detective testifies A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people […]

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Permalink to Policing for a Profit Comes to a Pennsylvania Town Near You

Policing for a Profit Comes to a Pennsylvania Town Near You

One of the most blatant examples of “Policing for a Profit” are red-light cameras, so much so that when lawmakers discuss the benefits of installing them, the whole discussion focuses on revenue and not safety: State sees green in red-light cameras Six years ago, Philadelphia began using cameras at red lights to ticket dangerous drivers. […]

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Permalink to Police Falsify DUI Reports to Earn Overtime Pay

Police Falsify DUI Reports to Earn Overtime Pay

Reports of police corruption is nothing new or sadly is not even surprising any more.  It is the natural byproduct of a hyper-aggressive enforcement environment fraught with lack of oversight, greed and officers with too much power as opposed to the old fashioned correct way of policing which was to conduct an investigation.  The reason […]

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Permalink to Budget Cuts Could Reduce PA DUI Checkpoints

Budget Cuts Could Reduce PA DUI Checkpoints

The U.S. Department of Transportation has cut its funding for Pennsylvania DUI programs by nearly 1/3 this year which could reduce the number of roving patrols and DUI checkpoints in PA. Police: Budget cuts could imperil DUI checkpoint program The U.S. Department of Transportation cut its funding of Pennsylvania drunken-driving enforcement programs by a third […]

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