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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: vonclod
I agree but I still thought they were a fact of life.
In sales you have to make a quota so that management knows you're out there doing what you're getting paid to do. I figured quotas for tickets was police management doing the same thing.
originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
a reply to: Aazadan
They have an odometer, they can check mileage. They could track them on their rounds with GPS. They could report in on their two-way in regular intervals and make out detailed reports on their activities.
originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: Aazadan
How about body cams..on from start of shift till the end, or no pay that day.
But, to fulfill the camps' economic goals, more and more prisoners were required, which accounts for the rapid increase in camp populations in the 1930s. Eventually, every Soviet Secret Policeman was assigned a certain arrest quota in order to ensure a large enough labor force in the Gulags. In order to achieve this quota, the Secret Police simply fabricated cases against ordinary, innocent people (vividly described in Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s short story “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich”).
Police units in poor neighborhoods function as armed gangs. The pressure to meet departmental arrest quotas—the prerequisite for lavish federal aid in the “war on drugs”—results in police routinely seizing people at will and charging them with a laundry list of crimes, often without just cause. Because many of these crimes carry long mandatory sentences it is easy to intimidate defendants into “pleading out” on lesser offenses.
It’s not your imagination: the New York Police Department has been plan[t]ing evidence and framing innocent people all in order to meet arrest quotes. This comes as an a former New York City narcotics detective, Stephen Anderson, testified in court that the NYPD routinely plants drugs on innocent people. He described this as a “common practice,” a “quick and easy” way for officers to reach arrest quotas. The practice is known among NYPD cops as “flaking.” Anderson was busted, along with four other officers, “flaking” four men in Queens back in 2008. He has cooperated with prosecutors, and is admitting that far from a few “bad apples,” this is the modus operandi of the NYPD.
originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck
Here's the problem with cop quotas. How do we do away with them? What if a cop goes on duty but doesn't actually do his job and instead just sits in the car and eats donuts? Without metrics to track officer actions there's nothing to prevent that. The moment officers are evaluated to see if they're doing enough, there's essentially a quota in place.
In a world where budgets are finite, the police department needs to make sure the officers they're hiring are putting in an appropriate amount of work.
I'm not quite sure what the answer to this is.
originally posted by: Montana
Inward facing dash cams. My corp's transport force has them in all vehicles. They are mandated in many transportation occupations. No need to review the whole day. Spot checks will show mostly patrolling/ mostly not fairly quickly. At that point an inspector would review the recording in more detail. You know- for probable cause...