9 Blog Posts From the CIVIL Tag


The Panopticon Expands: Distracted Driving Cams+

The Panopticon Expands: Distracted Driving Cams+

Precedent always becomes practice. Having established as legitimate the use of cameras to robotically ticket people for “speeding” and “running” red lights — timed to go red quickly, to ensnare as many drivers as possible — it was only a matter of time before the principle to include automatically ticketing people for using their cell […]

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

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, […]

Police Misconduct Costs Taxpayers More Than Just Money

Police Misconduct Costs Taxpayers More Than Just Money

This post first appeared in August 2019 as the NMA E-Newsletter #502. Society has trouble talking about police misconduct in any meaningful way. If we question police actions, it looks as if we don’t support them. In reality, most of us do support the brave men and women who put themselves on the line every day […]

Again, The Lines are Drawn in Ohio: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #536

Again, The Lines are Drawn in Ohio: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #536

In early April, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine approved an $8 billion, two-year transportation budget that included a 10.5 cents-per-gallon gas tax hike and a 19 cent hike on diesel fuel. Raising taxes is always controversial but what has the state’s mayors in a tizzy is something entirely different. When the governor signed off on the […]

NMA Principle Number 5: Full Due Process for Motorists

NMA Principle Number 5: Full Due Process for Motorists

The Driving in America Blog was started a year ago to bring more information to those who are beginning their journey as motorists’ rights advocates. Over the next several months, I will be working with each of the seven NMA principles to give readers of this weekly blog some idea of what we all are working towards […]

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