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2021-04-22 10:38:28 PM  
The officers' union distanced itself from the pair.

A miracle?
 
2021-04-23 1:01:32 AM  

edmo: The officers' union distanced itself from the pair.

A miracle?


Everybody hates them.  And they're brown, so that might have something to do with that.

Still pieces of shiat, though.  Even more so than the general piece-of-shiat-ness of all cops.
 
2021-04-23 1:47:01 AM  
O_O

This is my shocked face.
 
2021-04-23 1:56:11 AM  
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"Hi ya right back!"
 
2021-04-23 1:57:03 AM  

edmo: The officers' union distanced itself from the pair.

A miracle?


Why are we even taking statements from the police union?  They should have no involvement with police criminal misconduct.
 
2021-04-23 2:01:11 AM  

Dinjiin: edmo: The officers' union distanced itself from the pair.

A miracle?

Why are we even taking statements from the police union?  They should have no involvement with police criminal misconduct.


anyone paying union dues expects something in return. these members get it in spades.
 
2021-04-23 2:02:30 AM  
Pigs doing criminal pig sh*t? Let me show you my shocked face... 😶
 
2021-04-23 2:03:51 AM  
Back when the Palmetto Expressway first went up, a portion of it ran through the small suburb of Medley.
City cops from Medley would park themselves on the expressway and ticket any driver doing over 30 mph, which was the official posted speed limit for the town. They argued that since the expressway ran through Medley, drivers were subject to town laws.
 
2021-04-23 2:05:11 AM  
But there won't be an investigation into why are there quotas in the first place, will there?
 
2021-04-23 2:05:27 AM  
They got greedy.
 
2021-04-23 2:10:21 AM  
Fake news.
All officers abide by Truth, Justice and the American Way.
 
2021-04-23 2:11:34 AM  
ACAB
 
2021-04-23 2:19:27 AM  
HI-
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/damn I forgot how cheesy the video was for that song
 
2021-04-23 2:19:56 AM  

edmo: The officers' union distanced itself from the pair.

A miracle?


No because they were Hispanic and from Hiagleah.
 
2021-04-23 2:20:48 AM  

ImmutableTenderloin: They got greedy.


If they hadn't given 10 tickets to one person and 6 to another the complaints would have been brushed off and the organization would have stood behind the cops. Makes you wonder how often this happens when the cops aren't complete idiots.
 
2021-04-23 2:30:57 AM  
Quotas can get people killed
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2021-04-23 3:12:16 AM  
Quotas are bullshiat. Never take a job involving meeting quotas as your main earner. You aren't always guaranteed to have people in your area who will be interested in whatever you're selling. Stick to jobs that are more reliable where you just perform some duties without strict quotas to be met. You also need to be providing a service or product that they will constantly buy if you work a job dependent on quotas to be met, otherwise, you're just gonna be left with a location with everyone already having bought whatever you're selling and there are no new customers anymore.
 
2021-04-23 3:17:08 AM  
GreenSun:

Police aren't in business. they're supposed to be serving a prophylactic service to the public, not acting as secondary revenuers.
 
2021-04-23 3:31:08 AM  

Archie Goodwin: But there won't be an investigation into why are there quotas in the first place, will there?


tHeRe'S nO sUch ThInG aS QuOta's!!1!1!!
 
2021-04-23 3:36:42 AM  

edmo: The officers' union distanced itself from the pair.

A miracle?


Well, they tried getting close to them, but got 7 traffic tickets in return
 
2021-04-23 3:42:51 AM  

morg: ImmutableTenderloin: They got greedy.

If they hadn't given 10 tickets to one person and 6 to another the complaints would have been brushed off and the organization would have stood behind the cops. Makes you wonder how often this happens when the cops aren't complete idiots.


Yeah they ought to have had a system so they didn't just keep issuing tickets to the same dude.

Kinda hilarious that they didn't though.
 
2021-04-23 5:13:11 AM  
Years ago, my old PD, got a grant from the state of Florida to buy millions of dollars in equipment.  Yes there was a stupid armored vehicle, but there were also things like new computers, small printers that could fit in the glove box of the car, narcan packs and training for using narcan, ext.  A couple months goes by, and the Florida office that issues the grants calls the PD up and tells them that the state of Florida has just invested a lot of money in our town, and they are not seeing any results.  They need to see marked improvement in performance, or the city has to return all the money we already spent.

Now they can't legally say we have to use quotas, but it is understood that we either have to significantly double the arrests we are making, or we have to issue way more traffic tickets, or pay back all the money.  This is blatantly unconstitutional, but they have the grant written in such a way, that they can dance around actually calling it a quota system, even though that is what they are demanding we do.  

City can't pay back the grant, so every officer, when they are not answering calls for service, is placed on a roadside to write speeding tickets for close to a year, so that we can show that the grant has had a positive impact on policing.  

We write millions of dollars in traffic tickets, which go into the State General fund, minus a small percentage that the community gets back, but we didn't really want, we basically destroy our tourist industry, as no one wants to come vacation in our town and get written up as a money making gimmick for the state, and our Republican State Legislators pat themselves on the back because they found a way to increase state revenue without raising taxes, because they did this to almost every agency in the state who was stupid enough to take the grant money.

I am surprised these motorcycle cops are getting into trouble, and not getting a medal from the Florida Legislator.
 
2021-04-23 5:17:32 AM  

propasaurus: Back when the Palmetto Expressway first went up, a portion of it ran through the small suburb of Medley.
City cops from Medley would park themselves on the expressway and ticket any driver doing over 30 mph, which was the official posted speed limit for the town. They argued that since the expressway ran through Medley, drivers were subject to town laws.


170 in St Louis is about as bad. There are a ton of stupidity small cities, some only .3 square miles. There are stretches of the interstate where you can see 3 or 4 city limits signs, and there's cop cars parked between them.

I think the state finally put speeding ticket revenue limits in place.
 
2021-04-23 5:41:15 AM  

winedrinkingman: Years ago, my old PD, got a grant from the state of Florida to buy millions of dollars in equipment.  Yes there was a stupid armored vehicle, but there were also things like new computers, small printers that could fit in the glove box of the car, narcan packs and training for using narcan, ext.  A couple months goes by, and the Florida office that issues the grants calls the PD up and tells them that the state of Florida has just invested a lot of money in our town, and they are not seeing any results.  They need to see marked improvement in performance, or the city has to return all the money we already spent.

Now they can't legally say we have to use quotas, but it is understood that we either have to significantly double the arrests we are making, or we have to issue way more traffic tickets, or pay back all the money.  This is blatantly unconstitutional, but they have the grant written in such a way, that they can dance around actually calling it a quota system, even though that is what they are demanding we do.  

City can't pay back the grant, so every officer, when they are not answering calls for service, is placed on a roadside to write speeding tickets for close to a year, so that we can show that the grant has had a positive impact on policing.  

We write millions of dollars in traffic tickets, which go into the State General fund, minus a small percentage that the community gets back, but we didn't really want, we basically destroy our tourist industry, as no one wants to come vacation in our town and get written up as a money making gimmick for the state, and our Republican State Legislators pat themselves on the back because they found a way to increase state revenue without raising taxes, because they did this to almost every agency in the state who was stupid enough to take the grant money.

I am surprised these motorcycle cops are getting into trouble, and not getting a medal from the Florida Legislator.


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2021-04-23 6:55:42 AM  

propasaurus: Back when the Palmetto Expressway first went up, a portion of it ran through the small suburb of Medley.
City cops from Medley would park themselves on the expressway and ticket any driver doing over 30 mph, which was the official posted speed limit for the town. They argued that since the expressway ran through Medley, drivers were subject to town laws.


Something similar happened in my hometown. A bypass was built. Two lane divided highway with two on- ramps between its 11 mile stretch. The speed limit was set at 50 MPH which was goofy because the road I lived on was 1.5 lanes, curvy as hell with the same speed limit posted.

So they got lots of ticket revenue from that and lots of people pitched a fit. I'm almost positive they ticketed the wrong person from ODOT because one week without any notice, it was bumped to 65 MPH
 
2021-04-23 7:34:06 AM  
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2021-04-23 7:34:57 AM  
If a few whiteys get extra tickets is the only cost to diversity on the police force then what's the big deal? Leave them alone, they ain't shooting people. BLM, yo.
 
2021-04-23 7:57:34 AM  
The punishments should be doubled or tripled for crimes committed by on-duty police.

Hell, who am I kidding? I'll settle for them getting punishment.
 
2021-04-23 7:59:25 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: If a few whiteys get extra tickets is the only cost to diversity on the police force then what's the big deal? Leave them alone, they ain't shooting people. BLM, yo.


You should move there.
 
2021-04-23 8:25:18 AM  
FTFA: "When police officers create false traffic tickets, as we are alleging happened here, they damage the reputation of their own department and the reputations of every police officer working to serve our Miami-Dade community," Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement.

In other words, the police are the real victims here. Not citizens threatened with fines, arrest, and license suspension by corrupt police officers, and who had to pay good money out of their own pockets to hire lawyers to defend themselves.
 
2021-04-23 8:50:39 AM  
The officers' union distanced itself from the pair.

I think the officers are not white.
 
2021-04-23 8:54:27 AM  

propasaurus: Back when the Palmetto Expressway first went up, a portion of it ran through the small suburb of Medley.
City cops from Medley would park themselves on the expressway and ticket any driver doing over 30 mph, which was the official posted speed limit for the town. They argued that since the expressway ran through Medley, drivers were subject to town laws.


Ah, beautiful Medley.  Home of the Hiney Winery.
 
2021-04-23 8:59:00 AM  
"When police officers create false traffic tickets, as we are alleging happened here, they damage the reputation of their own department and the reputations of every police officer working to serve our Miami-Dade community,"

Yeah, that's the important thing. Forget about the poor schlub who can't understand why his insurance keeps going up, who makes the mistake of driving past the only cop in the county bored enough to run his plate, who then has to find a way home and pay for the tow - or worse, gets tossed straight into the gulag, who then loses his job because he can't make bail since the more inmates you have locked up, the more impressed the governor will be at the amount of crime so recently crushed and the more funding you'll receive for a job already overdone. Take a moment and give a thought to the brave officer risking his life every day defending your babies from jaywalkers and homeless vagabonds loitering near the onramp with a cardboard sign saying "Get me the fark out of here".

Yeah, let's get out our hankies and dab away the tears because whatever is left of their reputation has been sullied. There now, I feel better.
 
2021-04-23 9:41:23 AM  

crozzo: "When police officers create false traffic tickets, as we are alleging happened here, they damage the reputation of their own department and the reputations of every police officer working to serve our Miami-Dade community,"

Yeah, that's the important thing. Forget about the poor schlub who can't understand why his insurance keeps going up, who makes the mistake of driving past the only cop in the county bored enough to run his plate, who then has to find a way home and pay for the tow - or worse, gets tossed straight into the gulag, who then loses his job because he can't make bail since the more inmates you have locked up, the more impressed the governor will be at the amount of crime so recently crushed and the more funding you'll receive for a job already overdone. Take a moment and give a thought to the brave officer risking his life every day defending your babies from jaywalkers and homeless vagabonds loitering near the onramp with a cardboard sign saying "Get me the fark out of here".

Yeah, let's get out our hankies and dab away the tears because whatever is left of their reputation has been sullied. There now, I feel better.


Reminds me of how the Chicago's / Illinois' death row got stuffed full of innocent people with no alibis.  When DNA testing came along the whole place got cleared out, and they had to shut down the death penalty because police and prosecutors couldn't be trusted to care AT ALL about catching the actual criminal.  They just had to make a guy running for office look 'good.'

Then Carole Baskins moved to Chicago, and nobody was ever incarcerated again, and the Tigers ate well.  I never did figure out how she bought Detroit's team.

(too much?  too much.)

Sometimes it can't just come out of left field.  It has to come out of the left field from another nearby ballpark.
 
2021-04-23 10:44:37 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: morg: ImmutableTenderloin: They got greedy.

If they hadn't given 10 tickets to one person and 6 to another the complaints would have been brushed off and the organization would have stood behind the cops. Makes you wonder how often this happens when the cops aren't complete idiots.

Yeah they ought to have had a system so they didn't just keep issuing tickets to the same dude.

Kinda hilarious that they didn't though.


Their system probably worked until they hit that one citizen with the resources to fight back.
 
2021-04-23 10:57:30 AM  

winedrinkingman: Years ago, my old PD, got a grant from the state of Florida to buy millions of dollars in equipment.  Yes there was a stupid armored vehicle, but there were also things like new computers, small printers that could fit in the glove box of the car, narcan packs and training for using narcan, ext.  A couple months goes by, and the Florida office that issues the grants calls the PD up and tells them that the state of Florida has just invested a lot of money in our town, and they are not seeing any results.  They need to see marked improvement in performance, or the city has to return all the money we already spent.

Now they can't legally say we have to use quotas, but it is understood that we either have to significantly double the arrests we are making, or we have to issue way more traffic tickets, or pay back all the money.  This is blatantly unconstitutional, but they have the grant written in such a way, that they can dance around actually calling it a quota system, even though that is what they are demanding we do.  

City can't pay back the grant, so every officer, when they are not answering calls for service, is placed on a roadside to write speeding tickets for close to a year, so that we can show that the grant has had a positive impact on policing.  

We write millions of dollars in traffic tickets, which go into the State General fund, minus a small percentage that the community gets back, but we didn't really want, we basically destroy our tourist industry, as no one wants to come vacation in our town and get written up as a money making gimmick for the state, and our Republican State Legislators pat themselves on the back because they found a way to increase state revenue without raising taxes, because they did this to almost every agency in the state who was stupid enough to take the grant money.

I am surprised these motorcycle cops are getting into trouble, and not getting a medal from the Florida Legislator.


There's a reason your state has it's own tag, and part of it is the corrupt government your citizens keep voting for.

/and part of it is "Florida man high on bath salts bit off the penis of an alligator"-type stories
 
2021-04-23 11:01:23 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: propasaurus: Back when the Palmetto Expressway first went up, a portion of it ran through the small suburb of Medley.
City cops from Medley would park themselves on the expressway and ticket any driver doing over 30 mph, which was the official posted speed limit for the town. They argued that since the expressway ran through Medley, drivers were subject to town laws.

170 in St Louis is about as bad. There are a ton of stupidity small cities, some only .3 square miles. There are stretches of the interstate where you can see 3 or 4 city limits signs, and there's cop cars parked between them.

I think the state finally put speeding ticket revenue limits in place.


See, in civilized states, like California, the speed limits on the freeways are set by the state and only the highway patrol has jurisdiction of them.  The local cops can't and don't ticket people on the freeway; that's Poncho's job (of the CHP).
 
2021-04-23 11:12:12 AM  

indy_kid: Ketchuponsteak: morg: ImmutableTenderloin: They got greedy.

If they hadn't given 10 tickets to one person and 6 to another the complaints would have been brushed off and the organization would have stood behind the cops. Makes you wonder how often this happens when the cops aren't complete idiots.

Yeah they ought to have had a system so they didn't just keep issuing tickets to the same dude.

Kinda hilarious that they didn't though.

Their system probably worked until they hit that one citizen with the resources to fight back.


It's farking lazy.

Why couldn't they just go to a parking lot and find 10 different license plates?

Well, I guess we know, because they were corrupt, stupid and arrogant.
 
2021-04-23 11:13:55 AM  
Geotpf:
There's a reason your state has it's own tag, and part of it is the corrupt government your citizens keep voting for.

/and part of it is "Florida man high on bath salts bit off the penis of an alligator"-type stories


Hey, it's not our fault we're saddled with central and north Florida!
 
2021-04-23 3:20:02 PM  

Geotpf: TheGreatGazoo: propasaurus: Back when the Palmetto Expressway first went up, a portion of it ran through the small suburb of Medley.
City cops from Medley would park themselves on the expressway and ticket any driver doing over 30 mph, which was the official posted speed limit for the town. They argued that since the expressway ran through Medley, drivers were subject to town laws.

170 in St Louis is about as bad. There are a ton of stupidity small cities, some only .3 square miles. There are stretches of the interstate where you can see 3 or 4 city limits signs, and there's cop cars parked between them.

I think the state finally put speeding ticket revenue limits in place.

See, in civilized states, like California, the speed limits on the freeways are set by the state and only the highway patrol has jurisdiction of them.  The local cops can't and don't ticket people on the freeway; that's Poncho's job (of the CHP).


I wish that all federal highways had those restrictions.  One of the reasons I stopped skiing is because the drive to my favorite ski resort went through several podunk towns that dropped the speed from 55 to 25 through their jurisdictions.  The local traffic cops were like mosquitoes at dusk and had this especially annoying habit of riding your bumper after dark in an attempt to get you to speed up.

I can't say that I have any sympathy when the state comes along and builds a bypass just outside of town.
 
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