Florida Cops Blow the Whistle on Traffic Ticket Quotas, Police Chief gets Fired

August 31, 2014   |   Cassius Methyl

Cassius Methyl (The Anti-Media)
August 31, 2014

First and foremost allow me to say that any good news about the police of America fighting for morality, against the government and immoral laws, is better news to write about in my personal opinion, than news about police killing innocent people or being corrupt. Thumbnail credit: listen2unclejay.com

waldospeedtrapThe objective of writing these articles is to show police and citizens that the current system in control of the police is corrupt to the core, and to show police that morality should come before law; because the law is not inherently moral and good, but rather often immoral. Therefore police should consider the morality of everything they do rather than believe that their job is to be a drone and enforce the law rather than decode it.

I would rather all current police agree with this idea and join us people who want true freedom, the ability to live in voluntary, peaceful cooperation with the rest of society, than have the police despise Voluntaryism and not understand the fundamental goals behind writing news articles about the police.

That being said, police in Florida displayed courage to stand against corruption recently, as 5 officers revealed that their police chief made them issue 12 speeding tickets in a 12 hour period every day to generate revenue or face consequences.

The officers told city council that they were required to do that, and the chief Mike Szabo was suspended.

One of them, officer Brandon Roberts, even said he “no longer has faith in his chain of command”, an amazingly honest and real thing for an officer to say.

Perhaps an instance of the police questioning the very morality of a law they enforce, and then refusing to enforce the law, would be considered a huge victory for the police. An example of an immoral law the police could refuse to enforce could be arresting people for cannabis in places like Texas, where 19 yr old Jacob Lavoro at first faced between 5 years and life in prison for possession of hash oil brownies.

Please share this with as many people as possible, as it is some refreshing good news about the police. The idea of getting officers to question authority and join the side of the citizens is the prime objective of this writing.

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Author: Cassius Methyl

Cassius Methyl joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in March of 2014. His topics of interest include thinking, creating a future, deep spirituality, and astrology. He resides in Sacramento, California.

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25 Comments

  1. I really like the idea of Voluntaryism, as it applies to social structures and safety nets. There is no reason that any or all of these could be funded without relying on taxes.

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  2. Job well done officers!

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  3. That's a start .. all u need is a spark to start a Forrest fire hopefully this is all it takes!!

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  4. So true the government it corrupt! Why did it take these 5 cops to complain before something is done? Citizens being complaining about this for years. While I am glad the cops told, they were willing to apply those commands on innocent and non innocent people, until they were threaten with consequences. It was okay until, it started affecting their lives, where is the moral in that?

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  5. everyone wants something to complain about. They could have.. you know. Just pulled over 12 people and called it a day.

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  6. Fired or suspended?

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  7. "Moral" or not, you were still speeding. It's not the policeman's job or place to judge what is "moral and good". For him to effectively do his job, the law has to come first. This does not make him a drone.

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  8. Please Cross the blue wall! This is the kind of shit we need to happen, we need moral people stepping up to stop the bullshit.

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  9. It's actually illegal to setup ticket quotas. So the police chief broke the law, and was asking his officers to do the same, and they were complying for the most part (IE also breaking the law), until these 5 cops spoke out. Is extortion some how more moral than speeding? According to your statement, for the police to effectively be doing their job they have to not be breaking the law in the first place.

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  10. Ticket Quotas are flat-out illegal in all 50 AFAIK – Having "Productivity Goals" isnt illegal if they can't use it for discipline or promotions.

    I certainly hope all those cops used their Body Cams to get clean evidence against their Chief, or they could still face reprisals. The Thin Blue Line shouldn't apply in cases of internal corruption, but it still does. Cover Your (Tuchis).

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  11. U have a reading comprehension bitch. He said in lawfully given tickets which means weather they were speeding or not they still got tickets. Dumb fucks like u r the reason our country is so fucked up in the 1st place.

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  12. maybe people just don't understand they were writing tickets for people driving 2 to 3 miles over the speed limit

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  13. specially when spedometers are off two to three miles an hour depending on the vehicle and how old they are

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  14. Waldo and another town just north of there are known to be speed traps and are marked as such. Anyone that has traveled through there in the last 50 years or so knows not to drive over the speed limit. This is nothing new so all you have to do is to drive the speed limit. Ive driven through there many times and always drive just under the limit as to not get a ticket. Seems simple enough to read the signs and follow the law. If you don't break the law you don't add to their quota. It is crap bringing morality into this.

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  15. what character you have! maybe you'll be the next one to get pulled over illegally =)

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  16. Danielle Isabella Morelli As a black female, it happens more then you know and would admit!

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  17. Cole Shores I am glad they came forward, but it happened after their livelihood was in jeopardy. I know people who were caught up in that entrapment and those cops didn't feel much sympathy for the people they were ticketing, guilty or not!

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  18. Daphne Nana CRo huh? I know it happens all the time! it needs to stop

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  19. Daphne Nana CRo oh! I see what happened! I was so confused..I was like what the hell is this girl talking about? My comment wasn't to you! It was in response to Cole Shores.

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