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HORRIFYING ! Atlanta Police: Traffic Citations Used To Fund Pay Raises

HORRIFYING ! Atlanta Police: Traffic Citations Used To Fund Pay Raises

Posted: 4:39 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013

ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action News has obtained an email sent to Atlanta police that says traffic ticket money will fund future pay raises.

An Atlanta police source told Channel 2’s Amy Napier Viteri there are concerns that linking pay raises to tickets creates an indirect quota system, but the Mayor’s Office and the author of the email insist there’s no push to write more tickets.

Read more: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/apd-email-says-traffic-...

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Friday night in San Diego the cops were

Friday night in San Diego the cops were out in force. I watched a cop within a 15 minute period do the following, just standing in one place in the middle of the block with his motorcycle lights flashing;

A. Gave a ticket to some skateboarders
B. Gave a ticket to a pedicab driver and passengers (tourists) for not wearing their safety belts.
C. Stop a car with his hand up and say something to the driver, see that she wasn't doing anything wrong and waived her by.

My friend and I walked a half a block to end of the block and the light was still green but the Don't Walk hand had just stopped flashing. Usually this is enough time to still cross, but as my friend stepped on the street from the curb, I grabbed him quickly and pointed to the two additional policemen on motorcycles hidden between parked cars.

One of them saw a car go buy and chased them down with lights flashing, turning onto the street where the other cop was.

An hour later we came back from where we were and noticed the street was blocked off with cop motorcycles. No traffic was going through. I asked someone what had happened, and evidently a taxi cab hit a women crossing the street. I guess the taxi cab driver got to her before the cops could!

My guess is the person hit was struck by a taxi cab driver who was watching the cops blitzkrieg the people on the street and didn't see the lady who was more than likely just getting into her car parked on the street, not crossing it while cops were visible to all.

These cops have to do something to pay their salaries. One jaywalking ticket is $212. I'm from Chicago originally and took my life into my own hands. They don't give out jaywalking tickets and it's hard to change old habits. I have jaywalked in California where I live now for years too. I now finally look for cops first.

I lent my bike to my friend on Sunday. He rode his bike to the library about 5 miles away in the barrio part of town because the one downtown was closed. A cop pulls him over because he's a white guy in a Hispanic neighborhood. The cops ask him where he got the bike. They then asked where he was going. My friend told them the library and they didn't believe him, so he rattled off his memorized library card number. The cops thought he was lying. They asked to search his backpack. My friend, who is not trained in the ways of how to talk to cops, complied. After more silly questions, they finally let him continue on his way. In a scenario like that, the cops can do whatever they want if you disobey them. There are no witnesses.

As things get worse with police, always have a cell phone recording on your person or car the moment a cop pulls you over. It even makes sense to have one of those video pens you can click on too. I have written on that before here.

Never talk to the cops.

Just ask, "have I done anything wrong?" "Am I under arrest?" "Am I free to go? and repeat until they let you go. They have no right to search you or your person or your car. Tell them you are going to record them for your protection with your cell video camera. But I do think it wise to have a back up like the pen, just in case.

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BMWJIM's picture

there is only one answer.

Move outside of Atlanta. Tell your bosses you are willing to work outside of Atlanta but will NOT give them your money.

You can work from home or take your and your co-worker knowledge and build what your employer has and sink them in the process.

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Just wait 'til they get royalty checks from the taser

manufacturers for each tasing they dispense....

Shit. We've had the prison-industrial complex for a while now, plus the whole mandated auto insurance scam: seems like 7/8 of law enforcement is to generate $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$....

What would the Founders do?

Shocker

This kind of garbage makes my blood boil. Law enforcement wasting all this taxpayer money and time issuing worthless traffic citations while thousands of felonies remain unsolved. Then again, "real" police work doesn't raise revenue for enormous deficit spending or fund future pay raises and pensions and the like. Definitely an interesting system we have -- paying government to invade our privacy, violate our civil liberties, and steal the fruits of our labor.

wolfe's picture

It's horrifying...

But I am still struggling to understand how it is shocking? It is how EVERY police department works, some just hide it a little better than others.

Extortion.

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http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

I'm

waiting for them to come out with incentive bonuses. More tickets collected the bigger your check will be,they would get a percentage of the take.

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"