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reply to post by boncho
Law enforcement lick their chops over protests of any kind. They get to throw people in jail or prison, and keep the money flowing to the crooks that make money off of people being imprisoned. Then the police can get their "atta -boy" and maybe even a promotion!
reply to post by Candycab
I like your insight, it's definitively contradictory to popular belief ie: get people to pay fines or risk losing your job over a terrible budget etc etc... But what you're saying is that it's pretty much not the case, where quota, at least in California seems to not exist. But it's definitively hard to agree with that when cops sit at the side of a street with a radar gun or following someone until they break the law. Would you mind explaining why some cops do this? Is it just because they are a-holes or is it because their chief wants to see numbers for their own gain?
I know it's irrelevant to the topic somewhat, but I think better understanding cops and the bureaucracy that surrounds it can help shed some light, and possibly hope that cops are still there for the people.