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Texas town's 'cash for freedom' program is government-sanctioned highway robbery

Although the team said they saw many cops, especially in Arizona and New Mexico, they were not pulled over for speeding once. (Image source: Shutterstock)

Don't cops have better things to do?!

Imagine getting pulled over while on a family vacation and having small-town cops accuse you and your family of being drug couriers. Then imagine hearing that you have two options: Fork over your cash and continue on your vacation or face felony charges for money laundering and child endangerment, in which case you go to jail and your kids get handed over to foster care. That's what happened to Ron Henderson and Jennifer Boatright while traveling through Tenaha, Texas, a town that regards piracy as just another way to raise revenue.

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Previously: ATF fights cigarette smuggling by smuggling cigarettes

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