As a career law enforcement officer, I agree w/ his protest. City cops are revenue generators. Sheriff deputies, by far, are not. I quickly left the city side to the county side of things and must say the grass is greener on the other side. City cops and state police /highway patrol are nothing more than over glorified traffic cops.
You're right. These officers are pretty much forced to be corrupt with heavy quotas that carry penalties if they're not met and bonuses and promotions if they are, in many departments. Quotas are dirty, little illegal secrets that need to be stopped. If the city you live in needs to generate its revenue thru tickets and fines then you should consider moving. And Yes, I've moved because of it.
I respectfully disagree, things may have been different when you were still working in your area, but where I work, the county Sheriffs offices are largely an awful joke. Some examples; one of the deputies (still) working in my area, exhibited ridiculous and unacceptable behavior when he went to a noise complaint call that was a party of underage teenagers with alcohol and drugs present. Not only did he stay, but there were pictures of him on social media taking over as the DJ for said party and engaging in the partying himself. The same Sheriffs office also has a deputy that constantly has sex with people in his patrol vehicle while on duty. I could go on, but there are too many examples. The Sheriffs here are elected officials, but it honestly matters very little, and does not seem to improve the quality, most of them are little good old boy political despots. These deputies are protected by the civil service status of their jobs, and they are hard to fire, even for gross misconduct. and are generally not held accountable. Municipal cops however (in my area again) have been fired fairly frequently for misconduct and often for far less than these deputies get away with daily. The CLEOs of these cites answer to more than just their own whims, the city council etc. lean on them pretty hard. Not saying this is reflective of all municipalities, but generally the cities have been a bit better than the county, aside from the Constables who aren’t much an issue since it’s mainly civil process.
CHP California Highway Patrol = AAA with guns?
Why are there laws about how fast you can drive anyway? Is that anything other than big government trying to impose their will on you and another way they can take away your freedoms? Under Obama people are fined for exceeding posted speed limits.
What right does Obama have to tell me how fast I can drive on a road? Why is my freedom to drive as fast as I want on any road being infringed by the government? Why does the government have any right to tell me how fast I can drive? What happened to freedom in this country?
ExLawmen, Slenderman2008 – Are you all missing the fact that speeding laws are about PREVENTING accidents? This generates money, yes, but it generates money from people who are potentially putting the lives of others in danger. It is a fact that your reaction time and the reaction time of others is decreased proportionately as speed increases. Whether you agree with the law this guy broke, you can't change the laws of physics and objects in motion. To complain about a revenue generating service that is designed to PREVENT accidents and/or danger while making money from lawbreakers is silly. This guy was speeding. He knew the law and he CHOSE to disobey it. Then he whined and made a scene when he got caught. No remorse for breaking the law, just complaining about the cops like a spoiled little baby. It’s fine if you don’t like cops, but they are hired to enforce the law. Don’t break the law and you won’t get fined. It’s the same as checking a book out at the library or renting a car. You know the rules when you take it home, and you pay a fine if you return it late or damaged. So…you know the rule when you go out on the street in a several thousand pound chunk of metal with wheels. You choose to not follow the rules, don’t throw a tantrum when you get caught.
I’ve seen five-year-olds act more mature than this brat.
Why would you agree with his protest? Your "revenue generators" remark is irrelevant. He ADMITTED that he was guilty of driving almost 10 mph over the speed limit. In a residential area, that's very dangerous. I'm glad he got the ticket. The crybaby should have been turned away when he tried to pay with pennies.
They are tasked with enforcing the traffic laws. You career path is your own and if being a deputy is more rewarding great. Don't disparage those who work for the cities and states.
I have paid my shares of tickets over the years and have always been over the speed limit. Well over. I broke the law and paid my dues.
Can anyone explain why yesterday I saw a 25 foot speedboat with Texas Highway Patrol on it?
As a city cop, I agree with your statement. I don't write tickets often at all, maybe 1-2 a week when it is really necessary. Luckily, quotas are illegal, otherwise I would have been fired a long time ago as the chief constantly complains that I'm not writing enough. While he can't officially do anything to me, he's certainly tried to make life hell for me though various avenues, but I refuse to give in. Writing tickets all day is not what I signed on for.
 May 30, 2016 at 5:19pm
Beck, Phat and Stew have turned into special little sno–flakes. Suck it up, your guy lost. Either STH up or go to your safe space.
Please explain why it is, in your mind, that Cruz supporters are obligated to support Trump? By saying "suck it up" you clearly believe we are. The primary is over and I will not vote in the general. Trump is a socialist and I am not going to vote for a socialist simply because he recently put an (R) next to his name.
And Mr. Obama, Mrs. Clinton, and all leftists Democrats will proudly tell you…#bluelivesmatter is racist and not pertinent. ONLY blacklivesmatter. What a bunch of anti American haters they are, as Chicago blacks slaughter more blacks for the agenda.
 May 27, 2016 at 4:20pm
And Obama will remind him that he, and he alone saved the world the last time around.
 May 27, 2016 at 2:16pm
Unfortunately, common sense is like deodorant. Those who need it, never use it.
 May 26, 2016 at 3:32pm
In all seriousness, spraying/pouring alcohol in the snakes mouth will cause it to let go of anything it has latched on to.
In all silliness, Man’s one-eyed trouser snake is eaten by a larger python. Couldn’t resist.
Mob violence, they aren't interested in fair fights.
“I was because I think that was the time to have sent a full-throated message to his followers that we [Democrats] don’t do this kind of thing.”
Quit your lying Moonbat, it is exactly what Democrats do.
Seriously...have you seen the human debris that platforms for Sanders? They're a bunch of effete, liberal fops. Losing a few of them to a violent action would do the gene pool a favor...
Feinstein said "we don't do this"? Oh, that's rich.
That all they do, she just doesn't like when it happens to her buddies. Good for you berners, let them know you don't want a corrupt, lying criminal.
.Go listen to Barbara Boxer as we did on the radio. One sided hussy was screaming back at them because they aren't HIllary supporters. It's a woman thing. Can't get no respect from the Bern.
Their party is just as splintered as the Republicans.
The hippies come home to roost.
My morning was ok until I saw the horrid mug of Feinstein pasted up there. My initial reaction was to scratch off my corneas. Wretched hag.
 May 12, 2016 at 9:10pm
Delete your Facebook account and MONITOR what YOUR child (yes, up to 18) does on his/her devices. Parents, you are responsible for the future of our Republic, and Facebook is one main social media that wants to destroy it.
There's no reason to delete your Facebook account. That's a bit much. Just have common sense and don't post stuff that you wouldn't want the government or a potential employer to see. Having no social media account at all raises red flags with a lot of employers.
I wish someone at the Blaze would leak how they never have a negative story on their favs but somehow can always dig one up on their bad/evil list? Of course there is no list, it's understood.
CBS would never promote falsified documents for political purposes, NBC would never alter phone conversations for political reasons, Rolling Stone would never run false rape stories for cultural/political reasons, Google would never artificially manipulate it's search engine for their biases, Twitter would never delete conservative accounts for conservative opinions, just like Facebook would never alter their trending add on for political reasons.. they're all upstanding organizations who would never lie to you.. really..
I also have a bridge for sale in Brooklyn.
First, why are people getting news from FB? Second, how is this any different than Fox or MSNBC,….or The Blaze? Third, how would anyone here not support FB to run their business as they please, just like its advocated for all other businesses in America?
There's the problem - corporate America has embraced PC insanity and leftist fascism. We will have to boycott Target, Yahoo, Facebook - we're running out of places where normal people are allowed to be normal and speak normal.
You can never delete a Facebook account, you can only deactivate it. Facebook retains all of your data and the account can be reactivated at your or their discretion. Furthermore in an not directly related matter, the DEA may impersonate you on fb to get close to criminals putting your family at risk. It has already happened to several people. If you've created an account with your real name and information, your data is forever in the hands of progressives. This is why I never use my real information online and usually set my location as Antarctica.
...no one they hire is "instructed" to "Progress", they just already KNOW what to do...(example; Lois Lerner)
I don’t know you’ve been for the last few years, but kids don’t use Facebook any more. Once people in their 50′s figured out they could share recipes, pictures of grandkids and stories about their pets, kids were horrified to be associated with it and left in droves. They’ve moved to Instagram so adults can’t see what they’re doing.
 May 4, 2016 at 5:29pm
So you’re OK with the butcher of Benghazi becoming POTUS? You NeverTrump people are crazy.
Maybe, but glad the RNC/GOP is imploding. Why would don Don fund a butcher? I could see a local guy with a good distributor and a way with a knife, but that ain't a Cankles gig.
I don't want any of them. DC should go away.
I am OK with her becoming POTUS I don't want her to but I don't want Trump either.
You "always Trump" people are just as crazy.
Mexico will pay for that wall? That will never be built.
Cruz's father coordinated with Lee Harvey Oswald?
You think that making deals with the establishment will benefit the country? You're insane!
 April 27, 2016 at 4:12pm
His company filed, not him personally. 100′s of business deals and 4 bankruptcies. Your point?
 April 10, 2016 at 10:37pm
No doubt she’ll be indoctrinated in just about any college. Should have saved your comic books for a real rainy day.
 April 6, 2016 at 4:48pm
Her office phone number is 281-356-4771
 April 5, 2016 at 5:08pm
That was her warning that she expects to have O’Reillys time slot during negotiations. Both times she’s become pregnant she has been given a promotion. First Trace Gallagher gets sideswiped the she got Hannitys slot. She’s nothing more than a teleprompter reading talking head.
Thaaaaat's right. She can't hold a candle to O'Reilly. The best in the business.
Now that she's gotten that hair cut, there's no real reason to watch her anymore.
 April 1, 2016 at 6:24pm
 April 1, 2016 at 6:18pm
Megyn isn’t a journalist. She’s a teleprompter reading talking head. Just like Obama. I bet she’s gunning for Billy Boy’s job.
 March 31, 2016 at 9:53pm
And don’t forget, the people making 20 an hour (example only) will be making less.
The kicker? The government will put them in a higher taxes bracket and will take more money. If you ask me, that’s the ultimate plan.
 March 31, 2016 at 9:44pm
To the libtard millennials who view this article… Your 6 dollar Latte from Sheyatbux just became 12.95. For some reason these brain dead loons think the rainbow unicorn is going to sheyat money out its rear end to pay their salary.
Hopefully the above made it thru the extreme censorship that is TheBlaze.