Originally posted by six
reply to post by truthquest
Each time the police PROFIT from crime by issuing a speeding ticket that counts as one abuse. I'd say that accounts for 95% or more of police
abuse of power. Anyone who either is involved in crime for profit needs at least a year in prison from a reasonable standpoint. These thugs in uniform
must understand what they are doing is extortion.
Lets see....Speed LIMIT....and you were exceeding the speed LIMIT...Therefore you were breaking the law and got caught. Its called crime and
punishment. What would you have the punishment for speeding be?
You need to be more informed about your local government. For the most part speeding fines go into a general fund not to the police department.
ETA- I have seen alot of people on here griping about speeding tickets. There is a simple solution..DONT SPEED. If you dont speed, then you are not
breaking the law. Not speeding=No fine. Speed limits are laws. Cops enforce laws.
[edit on 30-11-2009 by six]
There are so many things wrong with profiting from crime I don't even know where to start.
Let me start with the most disgusting factor... THE POOR ARE PUNISHED WITH FINES WHILE THE RICH ARE NOT. A $100 punishment to a lawyer is 1/2 hour of
government slave labor (involuntary servitude) which is nothing. A $100 to a minimum wage earner is roughly 20 hours of slave labor. There is nothing
more offensive to me than punishing someone for being poor. But that gets lost on you with all of your bloodthirsty revenge lusts.
I don't care if the money technically goes into a charity fund to feed the poor. Its not the right way to punish anyone for anything. They could
still pull accounting tricks to get the money and even if they didn't its still illegal by the constitution because the constitution makes it clear
involuntary servitude is not acceptable. And even if they use no accounting tricks at all, the fact that their general fund expands by $100 means they
can expand the police funding by $100 at any time.
You ask me what the correct punishment is for speeding. Well rather than mentioning a punishment I'd rather mention that I could think of one way of
punishment someone that does not involve money every day for the rest of my life if I so desired. Jailtime is the obvious alternative.
You state that I "broke the law and got caught". Yeah. And why was the law there to be broken? To keep me safe? Hell no. It is there to collect
money for the local police. Or perhaps the mayor as you suggest demands it from his police department so he can better populate his general fund.
whatever the reason, the reason I "broke the law and got caught" is because my locality chose to create a for-profit law.
Its very common for police to be patrolling for speeders very far outside their jurisdictions virtually everywhere across the country! Oh they care so
much for our safety they go all that far out of the way. Umm... no... they are care about $$$.
There are four things wrong with crime for police profit that I know of:
1. Involuntary Servitude
2. Strong Incentives for Corruption
3. Extortion... if you don't pay you are punished further.
4. The poor are screwed while the rich get off the hook... gross!!!
You so kindly noted how cops enforce laws and you only get in trouble for breaking them. Well... not quite really but on some level sure that is what
cops do. And the reason those laws are so draconian and insane is because those in power are money-thirsty madmen who can use laws to collect money
Or are you someone who believes government workers are paid so much because they work the hardest?
Much of my problem with the police would be eliminated if the default punishments were jailtime instead of corporate welfare for the rich via
involuntary servitude aka slavery.