The Speeding Ticket Scam

You may not have gotten that last speeding ticket for the reason you believe you did.  Yes, you may have been speeding, but were you being unsafe? Probably not.  The reality is speeding tickets are a revenue generation tool for police departments and local governments. Speeding tickets constitute low-hanging fruit for policemen and are generally what we describe as victim-less …

don't clench your butt

Do NOT Clench Your Butt During A Police Encounter

This is a piece of advice we never thought we would have to give.  In addition to the many other things you must consider during an encounter with the police, now you must consider the tension of your butt.  Earlier this year in New Mexico, a man was pulled over for allegedly failing to make a complete stop at a …

Ten tips for your next traffic stop

Ten Tips For Your Next Traffic Stop

Believe it or not, there are things you can do to improve the outcome of your next traffic stop.  Put yourself in the place of the police officer who is pulling you over. The officer has no idea who you are, and the officer is ready for any number of common and uncommon possibilities. Are you drunk? Is the car stolen? Did …

Police Have No Obligation To Protect Citizens

Police are government workers, salaries paid from government coffers — tax dollars and, yes, fines, sanctions, penalties, fees, and surcharges. Most people think that the police have an obligation (“duty”) to protect the citizens in the jurisdictions they serve. Many police forces even have a motto along the lines of “To Protect and Serve.” The unfortunate reality is that the …