16 Blog Posts From the Professional Courtesy Tag


Sober as a cop

Colorado state trooper Brian Pettit got community service for a drunk-driving wreck that would put any of us civilians in jail. Sadly, this is totally ordinary. Drunk guy runs a stop sign and gets nailed. Happens every day. Police find a fellow officer drunk behind the wheel and don’t arrest him. Happens every day. You’ve […]

Tipping the balance

John Basler was going double the speed limit at more than double the BAC limit when he hit another car head on. Both women in the other car died. Why isn’t he serving five years for manslaughter? Because officers from the Massachusetts State Police crash unit said he was sober and the other driver was […]

Fixing Tickets in Philadelphia

By James J. Baxter Following a federal investigation, two Philadelphia judges pleaded guilty to “fixing tickets.” This isn’t an earth shattering revelation, fixing traffic tickets is a national sport. Cops do it, D.A.s do it, and, as just noted, judges do it. So, is this rampant circumvention of the law a sign of pervasive corruption […]

Lying Black Boxes And The Truths They Tell

By John Carr, NMA Massachusetts Activist Last November, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray was out surveying storm damage when his car hit black ice on I-190 and slid off the road. It was just an accident. He was sober and obeying the speed limit and police agreed there was nothing he could have done. Some […]

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: December 14, 2011

Each Wednesday, we’ll publish quick summaries of the articles from the last week on TheNewspaper.com. We’re doing this because these articles are often strongly connected to the issues that National Motorists Association members are interested in. Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Washington: Emails Shed Light on Traffic Camera Firm In August, the mayor of Lynnwood, Washington […]

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