17 Alerts From the POLICING FOR PROFIT Tag


Pay that Red-Light Camera Ticket No Matter What: NMA E-Newsletter #605

The Delaware Supreme Court ruled recently that red-light camera ticket fines under $100 cannot be appealed beyond local courts. Delaware Code Section 4101 states: “A person found responsible for a civil traffic offense shall have a right of repeal only in those cases in which the civil penalty imposed exceeds $100.” Stanley Lowicki challenged his […]

What about Police Traffic Stop Reform Part 1: NMA E-Newsletter #603

2020 has undoubtedly been a tough year for all of us. The COVID-19 crisis has changed many aspects of our lives, and so have the protests around the world in the wake of George Floyd’s death. At first, the protests were against police brutality, and now they have turned into calls for police reform. Much […]

“Driving While Black” Billboard Shines Light on City Ticket Records: NMA E-Newsletter #602

By a Michigan NMA Member On July 6, an electronic billboard appeared along I-96 in Redford Township, Michigan, just east of the city limits of Livonia. It warned drivers leaving Detroit, “Driving while black?  Racial profiling just ahead. Welcome to Livonia.” Livonia is a racially-mixed city of 97,000, covering 36 square miles of 1950s homes […]

Flipping the Stacked Deck: NMA E-Newsletter #594

There are many forms of legitimized stealing. The government has perfected a near-perfect version, with motorists too often serving as easy prey. The NMA’s legislative focus in Washington, even when lawmakers are advancing little during these pandemic times, continues to be two areas of policing-for-profit that desperately need reform. One practice ─ as if it […]

Are Small Towns Addicted to Traffic Fines and Fees? NMA E-Newsletter #592

Editor’s Note: This article was initially written for the Spring edition of Driving Freedoms magazine. The information here pertained primarily to life before the COVID-19 crisis. Still, we believe traffic fines and fees will be even more of an issue for small towns (and big cities) everywhere due to shortfalls in the budgets that have […]

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