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Police = Revenue Generators

This is me, shocked that the government is angry that all of the lockdowns are preventing their minions in the police department from robbing their citizens on the highway.

The amounts are staggering. Across the state, Florida’s 17.7 million drivers pay $410 million to $540 million a year in traffic fines. Miami-Dade county revenue police officers write nearly 700,000 traffic tickets a year.

In 2004, someone stole a $200 check from my mail box, forged it, and deposited it in their bank account. I went to the OCSO office and gave them a copy of the cancelled check with my forged signature, the signature of the thief, and his bank account # printed on the back when I filed the police report. I was told that there was not enough manpower available to investigate the crime. I passed three cops on the way home, all writing tickets. There is no profit for the police department in actually solving crime.

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“Miami-Dade county revenue police officers write nearly 700,000 traffic tickets a year.”
How effing bad were they driving? I swear you don’t get a ticket down unless you are doing 40 above the limit while chugging rum and shooting people in I-95.

not sure what level crime that is in your state but i would bet the court system there is overloaded like it is everywhere else…not that it’s right, but a simple check forgery isn’t worth killing 3 trees for all the paperwork, for a trial, if it makes it that far, for some guy to spend a night in the county jail…it’s worth it to you because you are the victim but it’s not worth the time and energy for the f-ed up system…it’s not right but it’s reality…

tickets are huge revenue for a lot of cities…and if you have a highway and the pd has commercial motor vehicle enforcement, it’s a LOT of money…money talks and makes the world go round…

If the system were overloaded, they wouldn’t have time for traffic tickets. This is my point- stop pretending that the police and courts are there for the benefit of their citizens. The whole point of the police and the court system, actually the entire government, is supposed to be for the mutual defense of its citizens from predators. This has slowly morphed into just another group of predators stealing money from the serfs.
I would end this comment with the following, maybe you have heard it before:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Debt serfs being mulcted to perpetuate a rigged system. Gonna take lamppost decorations, torches and pitchforks to fix it. Might add a couple of dollops of defenestration to help the flavor.
I got caught in the same speed trap twice in Alba, TX. Those bastards are sneaky.
Bethlehem NY is very notorious for their predatory traffic enforcement.
Just an observation, the only real difference in predators is the hardware they have and the size and nature of their prey. Predator is a mindset…

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