Unapproved Radar Guns Could Mean Ticket Refunds For Thousands Of Florida Drivers

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Some drivers ticketed for speeding in Florida may be able to have their tickets refunded or dismissed after a local news investigation revealed that a number of sheriff’s departments and police stations across the state are using a radar gun not approved because of its inaccuracy. In Orlando, police officials confirmed that the department has […]

Jaywalking Tickets; Keeping You Safe After You Safely Cross the Road (VIDEO)

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The video above was taken while I was out CopBlocking a checkpoint in Columbus, OH a few weeks ago. While getting some footage at the actual checkpoint, I was notified that my car would be towed from the Speedway parking lot I had parked in. I assume that the police, who were shadowing us that […]

Colorado Cop Earns 93 Percent of Towns Budget Writing Tickets

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We have claimed on many occasions that the duty of police is rarely to serve and protect average citizens as much as it is to create fear, protect the rich and collect revenue. The going-ons of one small town in Colorado, where a single cop has written tickets earning 93% of the towns revenue, illustrate […]

Canadian Cops Dressed as Homeless People to Catch Texting Drivers

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A story out of Montreal Canada has two interesting angles. First being, that police officers decided to dress up like homeless people in order to catch people, who were texting while driving, not wearing seat belts, or committing other minor vehicle infractions (basically revenue generation at its finest). The second part, is that people started […]

Black People Must Be Really Bad Bicycle Riders

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The disproportionate targeting of African Americans by police has been a controversial issue for decades. While primarily relegated to the black community itself, the issue has been projected into the mainstream consciousness over the last year as more and more questionable police killings gain national attention. Now, I am certainly no ‘social-justice crusader’ and obviously […]

Texas State Trooper Shoots at Motorcyclist on Busy Highway, Then Kicks Him as He’s Surrendering

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Earlier this week, video was released of a 2012 high-speed chase involving a motorcyclist that had run a a stop sign and then refused to stop, when a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper, who was camped at that stop sign waiting to generate some revenue for the state, tried to pull him over. The […]

Putting Revenue Generation Above Public Safety at Las Vegas’ “Money Hungry” Municipal Courts

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The Las Vegas Review Journal is the latest media outlet to point out the already painfully obvious tendency toward revenue generation that law enforcement has degenerated into.  Citing current and ex-employees, as well as lawyers and people that have been defendants within the court, the LVRJ states in a recent article: “It’s a question of […]

New Jersey Man Sues Over Tinted Windows – Wins $21,500 in Legal Fees

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Original Daily Record article, here. A man in Roxbury NJ sued the city for failing to fulfill his open records request, when he was pulled over and cited for a window tint violation. Jesse Wolosky, is a prime example of a man who would not just lie down for the state. He fought back and […]

Whittier California Cops Sue Over Allegations of Forced Quotas

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Officers in Whittier, California are suing their employer over claims that the agency forced them to meet quotas, which are illegal under California law. Six officers first spoke out to supervisors and Internal Affairs against the policy when it was enacted in 2008. As observant readers of Cop Block might guess, the original complaints were […]

Driver Convicted of Using Cell Phone in Spite of Evidence He Wasn’t

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This was submitted by an anonymous reader, via the CopBlock.org submissions page. The original story can be found at www.wptz.com. It’s not exactly hard to figure out that Bill Bouvier got railroaded out of $217, even though he had conclusive evidence that he was innocent. Not that this is anything particularly unusual or even unexpected. […]