police officers have been told to issue more traffic tickets

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police officers have been told to issue more traffic tickets

by: admin on
Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:35 am

Winnipeg's police officers have been told to issue more traffic tickets, in part to increase revenue.

And a union representing cops says the move could hurt their efforts to curb the city's gang violence.

Police Chief Keith McCaskill said last night he -- and he alone, without input from Mayor Sam Katz -- recently made the call to patrolling officers and to those in specialized units to step up enforcement against speeding and other Highway Traffic Act offences.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/winsun/09080 ... ve_ordered


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by: racer on
Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:06 pm

Looks like courts will get swamped there...

Seriously though, cops write more tickets to get more revenue -> more people contest their tickets -> more overtime for the cops -> even less revenue ends up being there to fight more important stuff, like drive-by shootings.
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by: hwybear on
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:02 pm

racer wrote: even less revenue ends up being there to fight more important stuff, like drive-by shootings.
More deaths across Canada in traffic fatalities compared to all criminal stuff put together.....so direct the attention to where the most deaths occur...on the hwys.....

drive-by-shootings...they are driving a vehicle, so they will have more chance of being stopped....compared to the "walk-by shootings" :D
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Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:52 pm

In Winnipeg I'd be more concerned about getting shanked by a dealer/beggar/pimp than by getting run over by a soccer mom. Depends on the city.
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FiReSTaRT wrote:In Winnipeg I'd be more concerned about getting shanked by a dealer/beggar/pimp than by getting run over by a soccer mom. Depends on the city.
Momma bears and their cubs..........
http://www.OHTA.ca OR http://www.OntarioTrafficAct.com


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Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:30 am

Lol... A bit o/t, but I had a bit of a confrontation with one of those.. Smoking at a gas station (but I was like 10m away from the pumps and I think the safety regulations state 3m) and she pulled in with her brood, numerous enough to fill up a full-sized minivan. When reasoning didn't work, I just ignored her until she brought the manager. At that point, I instructed him to read the sign on the pump.
The scary part is that momma bears or this world dictate the laws and the gas station managers of this world (personality-wise, not profession-wise) make sure they get passed even when they're unreasonable and illogical.
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