41 Blog Posts From the Ticket Quotas Tag


Officer Frank

Officer Frank

This post originally appeared as NMA E-Newsletter #538 on May 5, 2019. Editor’s Note: Over the years, the NMA has received occasional contact from law enforcement officers who have complained about department policies, sometimes crafted to avoid direct violation of state anti-ticket-quota laws, which force officers to write a predetermined number of citations during each […]

The love of money

The love of money

The word that got all the media attention shouldn’t have been a surprise to anybody. Quotas. A federal prosecutor said Massachusetts State Police had ticket quotas. Eight to ten tickets per four hours or they would have their pay cut. It’s only news if you’re not paying attention. The same situation was reported years ago. […]

The Real Police Overtime Scandals: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #507

The Real Police Overtime Scandals: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #507

Much has been written about the Massachusetts State Police Overtime Scandal. A number of officers have been arrested for federal counts of embezzlement for allegedly cutting hours or outright skipping overtime (OT) traffic enforcement shifts on the MA turnpike while getting paid in full. Forty-two members of Troop E have been implicated and the troop […]

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: August 20, 2018

TheNewspaper.com Roundup: August 20, 2018

In this week’s TheNewspaper.com Roundup! Federal Funds Turn Texas Speed Traps into Municipal Windfall In NYC, Uber Joins Special Interests Pushing for Manhattan Congestion Tax Iowa Supremes Return to Speed Camera Question Friday, August 17, 2018 Federal Funds Turn Texas Speed Traps Into Municipal Windfall Federal taxpayers are footing the bill for Texas police officers […]

The Drug Whisperers

You may have heard about people getting speeding tickets not based on the reading of a radar gun or other instrument subject to empirical verification but solely on the basis of an armed government worker’s “training,” his estimation — that is, his or her opinion — about how fast the alleged offender was traveling. In […]

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