11 Alerts From the POLICING FOR PROFIT Tag


A Policing-for-Profit Cautionary Tale–New Miami, Ohio: NMA E-Newsletter #561

An hour away from Cincinnati, the known speed trap village of New Miami sits just north of Hamilton, the Butler County seat. Over six years ago, drivers in a class action sued this sleepy village of nearly 2,400 residents over its questionable speed camera practices. Even though the village’s program was found unconstitutional in 2014, […]

Motorists in Court—Latest Court Case Updates from Around the Country: NMA E-Newsletter #544

This time of year, many state legislatures have wrapped up their yearly bills, but courts never stop. Here are just some of the cases we have been tracking. The Colorado Supreme Court recently declared that an alert by a drug-sniffing police dog to detect marijuana and other drugs no longer provides probable cause for a […]

On the 2019 Legislative Agenda–Red-Light Cameras: NMA E-Newsletter #526

January and February are the heart of activity for many state legislative sessions across the country. Red-light cameras (RLCs) have certainly been the focus in a number of states. Bills in Colorado, Florida and Illinois are calling for outright bans. Legislators in Texas want to ban new camera programs while allowing existing installations to finish […]

The Next Ten Years: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #520

We wanted to do something special for Issue #520 because it marks ten years of uninterrupted weekly NMA e-newsletters that, we hope, have provided entertaining (if not thought-provoking) perspectives. To carry on that tradition, NMA and NMA Foundation directors were asked to provide mini essays for the occasion. No one likes homework but they tackled […]

Under the Influence of the Justice System – A Father’s Story: NMA E-Newsletter #519

This is a story about my twenty-year-old son. To some readers this may be an article that smacks of stupidity and privilege. It may be that both are true but the real point is how hopelessly out of whack law enforcement and related penalties are with the real world. On a Saturday night John exited […]

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