Policing for Profit in the News

  • KUSA 9News: Ticketing in Morrison, Colorado Investigated

    Second in command at Morrison PD indicted, accused of stealing $100K+ from the town By: Krystyna Biassou of KUSA July 20, 2017 KUSA – A former Morrison police lieutenant was indicted for a laundry list of charges stemming from the accusation he stole more than $132,000 from the town.  Tuesday, a grand jury handed down […]

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  • KDVR: Boulder police ticketing for not pushing the button at crosswalks

    Boulder police ticketing for not pushing the button at crosswalks By: Ashley Michels for KDVR July 19, 2017 “We want to educate people on the safety of traveling through crosswalks as well as the intersections,” Boulder Transportation Planner Matthew Jones said. According to city-provided data, 60 percent of crashes with serious and fatal injuries happen in […]

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  • KOAA: Did the City of Pueblo shorten lights at red light camera intersections to generate revenue?

    News 5 Investigates: Did the City of Pueblo shorten lights at red light camera intersections to generate revenue? By: Eric Ross for KOAA Jun 15, 2017 New questions are being raised over whether red light cameras in Pueblo are more about revenue and less about safety.  News 5 Investigates has discovered the city is giving […]

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  • KUSA: Lafayette, CO announces ‘zero tolerance’ for violators of the leash law

    Colorado city announces ‘zero tolerance’ for violators of the leash law By: Jordan Chavez for KUSA June 13, 2017 If you’re a pet owner who enjoys letting your dog off its leash while on a walk, you may want to reconsider. Lafayette police announced Tuesday on Facebook they will have zero tolerance for anyone who […]

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  • PBS NEWS: A Handful of Colorado Towns Rely Heavily on Money from Traffic Tickets

    A Handful of Colorado Towns Rely Heavily on Money from Traffic Tickets By: Alexa Corcoran for Rocky Mountain PBS News Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Ashlee Lucero talks about struggling to pay a $80 traffic fine and an added $130 in fees issued last September in Mountain View — a six block by three block town […]

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  • Denver Post Opinion: Limit cities’ reliance on revenue from traffic fines

    Limit cities’ reliance on revenue from traffic fines By: The Denver Post May 15, 2015, updated April 24, 2016  When cities and towns become heavily reliant on traffic tickets and fines for their budgets, they have every incentive to stop as many motorists as possible to raise revenue. And yet that is clearly happening now in […]

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Stop the Shakedowns in the News

  • Two Amazing Liberty Causes to Support: A Lions of Liberty Podcast Double Feature!

    Two Amazing Liberty Causes to Support: A Lions of Liberty Podcast Double Feature! By: Marc Clair for Lions of Liberty July 24, 2017  On today’s episode, Marc brings you a double dose of liberty with TWO interviews featuring TWO amazing liberty causes – that’s right, it’s a Liberty Double Feature! First, former Libertarian Party Presidential […]

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  • Reason Magazine: Don’t Let Government Agencies Profit from Fines

    Proposal: Don’t Let Government Agencies Profit from Fines Brian Doherty for Reason Magazine Monday, July 10, 2017 A proposal in Colorado aims to curb the cops’ incentives to mulct money from civilians. If it passes, state government entities won’t be allowed to keep the money they make through fines and other legal penalties. The idea […]

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  • Grand Junction Sentinel: Libertarian wants end to governments’ ability to profit from fines

    Libertarian wants end to governments’ ability to profit from fines By: Charles Ashby for Grand Junction Sentinel Sunday, July 9, 2017 When the Colorado Legislature proposed and the governor later signed a bill limiting law enforcement’s use of civil asset forfeiture laws, police, prosecutors and even some county commissioners hit the roof. They all said […]

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  • FEE: Colorado Challenges Police to Serve and Protect, Not Fine and Collect

    Colorado Challenges Police to Serve and Protect, Not Fine and Collect By: Jay Stooksberry for Foundation for Economic Education Thursday, June 22, 2017 Colorado was ahead of the national curve when it legalized sales of recreational marijuana in 2012. Now it is yet again on the verge of being the standard bearer for another set […]

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