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  • Cops: Woman dumps coffee on meter maid

    03/03/2010 2:34:28 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies · 1,072+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | March 3, 2010 | Laurel J. Sweet and O’Ryan Johnson
    A steaming-mad Rhode Island woman reacted to a $25 parking ticket by hurling hot coffee at a 64-year-old meter maid in Brookline Village yesterday, police said. Krystle Charley, 23, of North Smithfield, R.I., will be arraigned today in Brookline District Court for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon: a $1.85 cup of joe from Cutty’s coffee shop.
  • [MO] Supreme Court tosses red-light camera violation, says city ordinance violates state law

    03/02/2010 2:06:38 PM PST · by Huntress · 20 replies · 1,216+ views
    Springfield [MO] News Leader | 3/2/10 | Amos Bridges
    Link only: http://www.news-leader.com/article/20100302/BREAKING01/100302022/1007/NEWS01/Supreme+Court+tosses+red-light+camera+violation++says+city+ordinance+violates+state+law
  • Foot Cop On Every Corner of Intersection Handing Out Tickets [vanity]

    02/24/2010 2:15:03 PM PST · by TruthHound · 127 replies · 1,856+ views
    TruthHound | Truthhound
    Just thought I'd get your take on this. I was coming home just now and went through a relatively busy intersection of San Pedro (13th and Grand). There were four cops--one on each corner at the 4-way stop with ticket books in hand. Actually one was just returning from a car he had just given some unknown citation to. Since it was nothing I had seen before, It got me thinking... I'm sure that there were some long-established violations that they were on the lookout for--not stopping, busted tail light, etc. But I'm sure that their real cash cow was...
  • The New “Highway Robbery”: Money-Making DUI Roadblocks Growing

    02/17/2010 8:16:37 AM PST · by granite · 142 replies · 1,973+ views
    Maricopa County Courts ^ | February 14, 2010 | Lawrence Taylor
    I’ve commented repeatedly in the past about how DUI roadblocks (MADD prefers the less oppressive term "sobriety checkpoints") are inefficient at apprehending drunk drivers. See Do DUI Roadblocks Work?, Do DUI Roadblocks Work (Part II), As a means of apprehending drunk drivers, even law enforcement admits they are only effective as a deterrent — i.e., keeping people off the streets. See DUI Logic: Roadblocks Effective – Because They’re Inefective, Purpose of DUI Roadblocks: "Shock and Awe". So why are cops using more and more DUI roadblocks? Simple: They are goldmines. See DUI: Government’s Cash Cow, What if the Cash Cow...
  • Man claims Va. deputies beat him for burping

    02/10/2010 12:26:16 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 89 replies · 1,106+ views
    ROANOKE — A Roanoke man claims sheriff's deputies beat him in the city jail because of his burping. Thomas Scott Vandegrift made the allegations in a federal lawsuit filed last week against several deputies, the city, the sheriff's office and the sheriff. According to the lawsuit, the deputies were annoyed by Vandegrift's burping, which was caused by acid reflux. Vandegrift was being held at the jail on a drunken driving charge. He pleaded no contest in 2008 and received a six-month suspended sentence, a $750 fine and a year of driving restrictions. The lawsuit alleges excessive force, conspiracy to violate...
  • L.A. County red-light violation fines have jumped 65% to $446, Times review finds

    02/04/2010 12:03:14 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies · 696+ views
    LAT ^ | 02/04/10
    L.A. County red-light violation fines have jumped 65% to $446, Times review finds February 4, 2010 | 7:14 am Redlights In less than eight years, fines for red-light traffic violations in Los Angeles County have jumped nearly 65% from an average of $271 to $446. With traffic school fees, the total now exceeds $500. Ever-vigilant photo enforcement programs run by nearly 30 agencies across the county have added a new degree of efficiency to catching violators and capturing revenue to fund a variety of government programs. In November alone, Los Angeles County’s Superior Court system processed payments on an estimated...
  • Auburn (NY) police chief wants officers to write at least one ticket a day to raise money for city

    01/13/2010 10:54:48 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies · 1,274+ views
    The Post-Standard-Syracuse NY ^ | January 13, 2010, 6:00AM | By Scott Rapp /
    Auburn, NY -- Three days before Christmas, Auburn Police Chief Gary Giannotta laid down the law for his command staff. At the closed meeting Dec. 22 in the department basement, Giannotta gave this ultimatum: Tell your patrol officers to write more vehicle and traffic tickets — at least one each per shift — or there will be repercussions for those who don’t.... Threatening to punish employees who fail to make a ticket quota violates state labor law. Tuesday, the Auburn police union took Giannotta to task for his proclamation, and two college criminal justice experts questioned the ethics of his...
  • Need Advice on Fighting an Unjust Speeding Ticket

    12/30/2009 9:14:26 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 84 replies · 2,712+ views
    Speedtraps.org ^ | 29 December 2009 | 1st Sgt. J.C. Melvin
    While this may be a vanity, I believe it is another chapter in a growing trend of government to prey on its citizen subjects to add to their coffers.Yesterday, while returning home from a Christmas visit to relatives, my daughter was picked up on I-77 just north of the Big Walker Mountain Tunnel.She is 24, a cautious driver and never had a speeding ticket before. I'm 54 and have had only one, when I was slightly younger than she is now.The circumstances of the ticket are suspect. She was passing a semi-trailer going in the 50's on a steep downhill...
  • John Kerry’s daughter arrested for DUI

    11/19/2009 8:12:59 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 106 replies · 4,270+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/19/09 | Renee Nadeau
    One of Sen. John Kerry’s daughters was arrested early this morning for driving under the influence, Los Angeles police confirmed. Alexandra Forbes Kerry was pulled over in Hollywood for a traffic violation and was arrested for DUI at 12:40 a.m., Officer Sara Faden said. Kerry posted $5,000 bail at 5:20 a.m. Faden would not confirm Kerry’s blood alcohol level or what substance the senator’s daughter was under the influence of. Developing...
  • State Rep. Jason Bartlett arrested for driving related charges (CT)

    11/18/2009 1:19:59 PM PST · by Koblenz · 9 replies · 830+ views
    WLAD ^ | Nov 18th, 2009 | Unknown
    Democratic State Representative Jason Bartlett, who's district includes Bethel, Danbury and Redding, was arrested on several motor vehicle charges after being pulled over in Newtown. Newtown Police Sgt. Dominic Costello says Bartlett was pulled over by an officer who saw him driving while speaking on his cell phone, without a hands free device. After a short investigation, the officer determined that his registration had expired and his license was suspended. Costello did not know why Bartlett's license was suspended. Bartlett says he will be releasing a statement about the incident this afternoon.
  • Mass. senator, reportedly drunk, driven home by cops 13 hours before hit-and-run

    11/16/2009 9:38:23 AM PST · by freespirited · 43 replies · 2,231+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/16/09 | Steve LeBlanc
    Police in Cambridge, Mass., gave state Sen. Anthony Galluccio a ride home because acquaintances told them he was too drunk to drive about 13 hours before he was involved in a hit-and-run accident. Police were called to a gas station in Cambridge about 4:40 a.m. Oct. 4 after receiving a call about an intoxicated man. The station attendant told police he believed Galluccio was too drunk to drive. Police said another man told them he was trying to drive Galluccio home but couldn't find his house. Police said they drove Galluccio home in their cruiser. About 13 hours later, a...
  • Town approves 3-cat limit

    11/05/2009 11:46:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies · 1,822+ views
    www.upi.com ^ | 11/4/2009 | Staff
    DUDLEY, Mass., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts town outlawed owning three cats without a kennel license after a man complained his neighbor's felines were hurting his lawn. Voters at a Dudley town meeting Tuesday night approved the addition of the new language to a town bylaw, which will impose a $100 per day fine for violations, after a local man complained that some of the 15 cats owned by Mary Ellen Richards had destroyed his grass, the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette reported Wednesday. Richards said at the town meeting that she now plans to put her house up...
  • HPD Begins Creative Crackdown[Houston]

    11/02/2009 11:36:55 AM PST · by BGHater · 33 replies · 1,087+ views
    Click2Houston ^ | 29 Oct 2009 | Mary Benton
    HOUSTON -- The Houston Police Department launched a new creative campaign to crack down on dangerous and aggressive drivers, KPRC Local 2 reported Wednesday. The plan calls for putting plainclothes officers in different locations around the city to spot drivers who are speeding, not wearing seat belts, or changing lanes erratically. In one tactic, senior Houston Police Officer William Dodson will dress in street clothes and stand at a street corner with a sign in his hand. Some people could mistake him for a vagrant, but on closer inspection, they will see that the sign is reminding people to wear...
  • Driving without license OK in SF -- cyclists and pedestrians beware (This is for real-not satire)

    10/30/2009 1:32:17 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 41 replies · 1,446+ views
    Examiner ^ | 10/26/09 | Arthur Bruzzone
    SAN FRANCISCO-CA --- In 2007, the last reporting period. the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported 28 pedestrians fatalities, 440 cyclists injured, a total of 52 people killed in traffic accidents in San Francisco. Now, it's reported today that the city will no longer enforce the law for first time offenders of driving without a license. Worse, the new police chief endorses the proposal. San Francisco Police Chief Gascon is quoted as saying that the city is "trying to be sensitive to all of the communities we serve..."We recognize that this is a problem within the Hispanic community, where people working...
  • Court denies appeal in dog case (Cops killed dog while family held at gunpoint)

    09/03/2009 8:48:52 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 14 replies · 1,580+ views
    Court denies appeal in dog case Mary Jo Denton Herald-Citizen Staff Thursday, Sep 03, 2009 COOKEVILLE -- The shooting of a pet dog by a police officer at a traffic stop here six years ago is still being argued over in lawsuits. Just today, Thursday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals released a ruling denying an appeal by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper David Bush, who was one of several officers present at the stop that day and who was found guilty of excessive force in restraining James Smoak of North Carolina, the owner of the dog. Police officers here had...
  • Fire chief shot by cop in Ark. court over tickets

    09/03/2009 3:23:56 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 56 replies · 2,764+ views
    hosted. ^ | Sep 3, | JON GAMBRELL
    ERICHO, Ark. (AP) -- It was just too much, having to return to court twice on the same day to contest yet another traffic ticket, and Fire Chief Don Payne didn't hesitate to tell the judge what he thought of the police and their speed traps. The response from cops? They shot him. Right there in court.
  • Cheap Nikons on eBay: 22 stolen from NYC red light cameras

    07/28/2009 8:34:40 AM PDT · by libh8er · 23 replies · 1,320+ views
    Endgadget ^ | 7.27.09 | Tim Stevens
    Hopefully you're not the sort to risk things by gunning it when the light turns yellow, pushing your (and our) luck, saving yourself a few seconds on the race to the next intersection, and sneering red light cameras. Maybe if you knew the kind of hardware in there you'd have more respect: Nikon's D2X digital SLR. We had no idea there were pro-level shooters in there, but a New York City couple certainly did, running around the city with a cherry picker and pilfering 22 of the things, all sold at pawn shops for a total of $88,000 $6,600 --...
  • Red Light Special

    07/14/2009 1:48:41 PM PDT · by aic4ever · 8 replies · 451+ views
    Organized Exploitations ^ | 07-14-2009 | Paul Kroenke
    The City of Chicago lists that it currently has installed 141 Red Light Cameras. Spurred by the revenue generated by these cameras, several different suburbs have been installing them as well. Both the City of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs have expounded that these cameras are installed for the purpose of safety. Those of us that have been burned by the City over the past few years would certainly beg to differ, as the ticketing policy absolutely reeks of a revenue generation scam.
  • Police chief denounces 'cowardly' iPhone users monitoring speed traps [DC angry about lost $]

    07/07/2009 10:00:19 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 110 replies · 4,594+ views
    Area drivers looking to outwit police speed traps and traffic cameras are using an iPhone application and other global positioning system devices that pinpoint the location of the cameras. That has irked D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier, who promised her officers would pick up their game to counteract the devices, which can also help drivers dodge sobriety checkpoints. "I think that's the whole point of this program," she told The Examiner. "It's designed to circumvent law enforcement -- law enforcement that is designed specifically to save lives." The new technology streams to i-Phones and global positioning system devices, sounding off...
  • 'Three's Company' Star Arrested

    07/07/2009 9:46:10 AM PDT · by Abathar · 76 replies · 3,775+ views
    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- An actress who starred on the hit television series "Three's Company" has been arrested in Southern California and cited for drunken driving. Police said Joyce DeWitt, who played the character Janet Wood on the popular show, was pulled over Saturday afternoon after she drove past a barricade near a park in El Segundo. Sgt. Danny Kim says an officer arrested the 60-year-old DeWitt after he observed signs she had been drinking and gave her field sobriety tests. Kim says DeWitt was booked at the Police Department, cited and released on her own recognizance.