NYC Police Department Pushes Traffic Ticket Quotas It happens in police departments all across America. Our police – who we desire and support often get lost in their duties. Budgets, political pressures, “Productivity Goals” often cause our protectors and heroes to actively work against us: “Joe Citizen” – their biggest supporters… Why is this important? Because – if […]

I want to write articles here about California State – but I get so many questions from clients asking about “quotas. All I can say for sure – is that there are newspaper stories virtually EVERY WEEK from some town or community somewhere in the U.S. where the police agency is caught “red-handed” implementing a quota system. Enough said! […]

When clients here in California wonder about “QUOTAS,” they often send me articles about police agencies in other states. Here is an interesting one: Courtesy: Blog.Motorists.org A recent article in the St. Petersburg Times highlighted the story of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper who has accused the department of firing him because he didn’t write enough […]

For decades, we’ve been told by the police that they do not have any quotas when it comes to writing traffic tickets. Does anyone really believe that? I have read newspaper articles all over the nation that seem to prove what we all believe!  In Florida, I read about a good-sized police force where officers […]

From a Childhood Friend… I started off my Monday by getting th e world’s stupidest traffic ticket.  I got a ticket for “improper lane position making a right turn“.  Say WHAT?  The cop who pulled me over asked me if I knew why he was pulling me over. Having an attorney for a friend, (and […]

Here’s a First! “The world’s first speeding ticket was issued in Dayton, Ohio in 1904. Throughout most of the twentieth century, the city of Detroit, Michigan, was synonymous with American automobile manufacturing. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, that was not the case. Instead, Ohio innovators in Cleveland and elsewhere were at the forefront of […]

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is out to punish drivers who frequent Seattle’s business districts and Seattle-area drivers (i.e. You and Me) by raising parking rates, and installing Red Light Cameras – this is ALL A MONEY GRAB . Big Brother wants more of your money. This is not about safety. This is not helpful to blurrinesses in […]