Thursday, February 16, 2006

Police Quotas

Ever wondered if police have quotas? That is, are they required to hand out a certain number of tickets each month, making them extra likely to catch you as the end of the month grows near?

Here's an article that investigates. The basic answer: they usually do, but don't readily admit it.

It's nice to know that the people assigned to protect us are also willing to lie to us so they don't look bad.


Phronk said...

Cool...inside info.

I can see the need to keep cops doing their job with quotas (official or unofficial). But it also seems that it would lead to them stopping people who they wouldn't normally stop. Which sucks.

Phronk said...

There really was a comment I was responding to here. I don't know where the hell it went.

Oh well.