Thursday, June 4, 2015

Texas judge says he quit over speeding ticket quota

First, it was the "Dirty Thirty," a line of four towns along a 30-mile stretch of Interstate 45 south of Dallas that issue a high volume of traffic tickets.

Now, welcome to the "Texas Triangle" – a group of small towns in Falls and Robertson counties southeast of Waco that are also in the ticket game, according to a longtime municipal court judge who said he quit over what he described as a ticketing quota system.

Revenue generated from tickets pays for a lot of small town police departments in Texas. Without ticket income, some couldn't afford a police force.

"Normally, when they pull you over for safety, they ask the 'safety' kind of questions. They ask you for insurance; they check your tags. This was none of that," said Don Shaheen, one of the thousands of Texans who got speeding tickets in April.

Story here 


You've all heard me say it... Revenuers gonna revenue.

I've been sitting here for a few minutes thinking about this shit. 

How come a cop will pull you over for a busted light but when you're broke down on the side of the road they just breeze right on by like they didn't see shit?

Good on you Judge. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered...

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